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Address: Devonshire Royal Campus 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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+44 1298 338408

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Beautiful old building now an educational institution

The Dome is a truly beautiful old building and the shape of it is really charming. It's said tha if you stand right in the centre on the ground floor and whisper you can be heard... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dome is a truly beautiful old building and the shape of it is really charming. It's said tha if you stand right in the centre on the ground floor and whisper you can be heard everywhere in the building.

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing building. It has a dome which is larger than St Paul's in London. It is a must see place not to be missed! It has an interesting history. It is now owned by Derby University.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dome is full of history as it has been many things since being built.Ideal for all ages wheel chair access

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was renovated about 10 years ago. It's very impressive. Worth a visit. It's now part if the university

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everywhere and no place
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this by happy accident. It's an incredible building worth going out of your way for. I seems to be used by Derby University now, but has been used for all kinds of things over the last 200 years. There's no way of grasping this spectacle from the outside- you have to go in. The dome itself is obvious... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a must if visiting Buxton, the Dome is the centre piece of Derby University and open all day to the public so don't be put off by the enterance just go inside and the visitor information is on you right. On this trip the wife enjoyed the wonderful spa treatment salon whilst I went for a wander round... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

As a group of friends we lunch together every few weeks. For the last few years we have sought to enjoy a Christmas lunch at the Dome, or more accurately the Dining Room at FF level where the students of the catering College, a part of derby University lean the customer facing part of their chosen career. The Dome itself... More 

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

In truth there is not much here - but if you are in Buxton you really should go in to see it. The dome is absolutely stunning.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Will take your breath away. A University Campus so check access. This really is a must as it is totally unique

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

This has now been taken over by the University of Derby who have a place in Buxton now (in fact this place). It's beautiful inside and seemingly a vaity project for the Duke of Devonshire in its day. Nevertheless it's well worth a visit and apparently the spa is still in use even though we didn't see it.

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