Amazing drone footage shows Buxton Crescent from the sky – as is prepares to open
This stunning drone footage shows the newly-restored Buxton Crescent from hundreds of metres up in the sky.
The fascinating bird’s eye view begins looking down on the huge Georgian building’s revamped entrance - also taking in Devonshire Dome, Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House.
Then it descends, taking in new fountains as a porter wheels luggage across the courtyard and going close-up on the building’s crest - with its famous stags featuring real antlers.
Finally the drone - piloted by photographer Rod Kirkpatrick - ascends even higher than before as the view zooms out to take in Buxton town centre with the Crescent in the centre.
The Crescent opens for guests today (Thursday) after a 17-year-long restoration.
Europe’s largest health spa operator Ensana - who run the hotel - say they hope to ‘remind people’ that Buxton is not the Bath of the north but ‘a destination’ in it’s own right.
Susan Dickson, Ensana’s director of sales and marketing, said: “It’s not so much about putting Buxton on the map because it’s already on the map.”
The Crescent has created over 100 new jobs - employing people from the town and surrounding areas who have never worked in a five-star hotel before in many cases.
Sue says that the chain hopes to set a ‘non-stuffy’, ‘friendly but efficient’ tone with its service at the Crescent - while local food and drink are used to stock the kitchen and bar.
Centuries-old materials used to build the 1780s Grade 1-listed building have been painstakingly restored - including tiles from the 1920s, original gritstone and wood beams.