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Solomon's Temple

| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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Good walk, great views

Its a bit of a climb from Buxton up to the tower but worth it if you have a couple of hours to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scotty975
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Derby, United Kingdom
Blowing the cobwebs away

One of the iconic landmarks of Buxton, sitting proudly on the summit.If travelling by car can park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edwinabuzz
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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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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| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a bit of a climb from Buxton up to the tower but worth it if you have a couple of hours to spare and fancy some exercise in the fresh air. You can climb right up and walk round the top - great views.

Thank Scotty975
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the iconic landmarks of Buxton, sitting proudly on the summit.If travelling by car can park up at Pooles Cavern (also well worth a visit) and take a walk up through the woods to the summit or park up at Grinlow car park and...More

1  Thank edwinabuzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often take the dog for stroll through the woods here. Well maintained trail, and the tower itself is quite unique. If you are a tourist combine with pools cavern for half a day of activities!

Thank 90sGinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've got children that want to jump/ run/ play in the leaves/ use twigs as guns this is the perfect place to tire them out with a beautiful reward when they climb solomons tower at the end!!! We climbed on a very windy day...More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to Solomon's temple was lovely, scenery was great, and the view from the top of the temple was amazing (and windy, ha ha). Don't be put off by the cows near it, they are used to people and didn't even stop grazing...More

Thank mariehaddow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the country park after visiting the cavern. It was a nice walk but once you get to the temple I see not much it's good for the view and to stop for few seconds and that is about it reallynot much.

Thank Febe M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely walk up to the temple, great views, and the history of the lime kilns too on the way up to it

Thank Saldj62
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A lovely walk from the country park car park through the woods to the temple. Several routes. Plenty of parking available. Cafe and toilets at visitor centre.

1  Thank alexiatayl0r
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Peak District National Park is full of curious landmarks, and Solomon’s Temple is no exception. It’s a simple two-storey stone structure built in the late 19th century. It replaced an earlier structure which had been built in the early 19th century, of which only...More

2  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A steady climb up through the woods from Poole's Cavern carpark following the yellow markers. The suns rays through the trees were lovely. Once through the wood the tower still looks distant but worth the extra push across the bumpy ground. The wind blew &...More

Thank Alison W
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sam c
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Response from john-singh1 | Reviewed this property |
there is a blue, green and yellow route and times are 45 mins 30 mins and 25 mins. distance roughly depends on route 1/4 mile to a mile.
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