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Solomon's Temple

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Address: | Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England

A stroll through Buxton Country park from Poole's Cavern leads to the...

A stroll through Buxton Country park from Poole's Cavern leads to the summit of Grin Low at 1440' altitude and the Victorian viewing tower of Solomon's Temple.Built in 1896 the 20' tower with spiral stairs give a magnificent platform to view the surrounding Peak District landscape and the Spa town of Buxton in the valley below.

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Observation tower

Its an observation tower with great views, not a great deal to say about it, but its free and worth the walk up the hill on a nice clear day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Its an observation tower with great views, not a great deal to say about it, but its free and worth the walk up the hill on a nice clear day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This walk gives easy access to the top of the hills around Buxton. There is a good carpark with toilets and the walk onto the top is on well maintained paths. there is an easy route and a more challenging one.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk and climb through the woods is always worth it because of the views when you reach the top! Stunning!!! A regular walk for myself and my wife..

Thank Denis C
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold but a very sunny day, the walk up was a bit of a climb, made me realise I need to exercise more, but what a view! Fantastic and well worth the walk and it's all free, no entrance fee.

Thank Paula A
Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Discovered this great place to have a walk with our dogs. Plenty of parking, loos on site, picnic tables. Great place for blowing the cobwebs away

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the short walk up to the folly from Grin Low car park, boxing day 2016. Slightly boggy under foot this morning as it had rained last night. Excellent views from the top of the folly tower of Buxton and Mam Tor. Extremely windy today so we didn't stay too long, but will certainly return in better weather. It was... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

At the top end of Buxton near Pooles cavern. Easily accessible although we walked all the way up from the town. Cafe at Pooles cavern nearby for a pit stop. Good way to blow off the cob webs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

for an enjoyable walk with excellent views start from Pools cavern car par follow path up through woods to Solomons Temple A circular walk takes about 45m it is well worth it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Not for the old or infirm when it's raining as it seems to be most of the time in Buxton. In reality this is a modest folly on the top of a hill with a decent view, but to get to the top you have to climb a few very small and slippery steps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This hilltop feature in the western suburb of Buxton provides stunning scenery, after a brisk 30 minute walk. First through a deep wood, then a last climb through a cow pasture, the exercise is good. You're rewarded with views far across town, and into the hilly distance.

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