Buxton’s history will come to life at the weekend as the town’s iconic buildings throw open their doors to celebrate Heritage Open Days.
Visitors will be given an opportunity to see inside some of the most significant cultural and historic buildings and visit areas rarely open to the public as part of England’s biggest heritage festival.
Co-ordinated by the University of Derby, the free events which ran last weekend and this weekend have allowed people to take in an audio tour of the Devonshire Dome, explore England’s oldest hotel and visit the rooms where Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the Old Hall Hotel. There are also tours of Buxton Opera House.
Dr Sarah Rawlinson, head of the centre for contemporary hospitality and tourism at the University of Derby based at Buxton’s historic Devonshire Dome campus, said: “Heritage Open Days aren’t only about the past.
“These events demonstrate the rich historical veins that runs through the town and which shape and form part of the town today.
“Preserving, innovating and celebrating our historic buildings and landmarks are a key aspect in strengthening our high profile as a destination for tourists and students.”
The free events continue this weekend and for a full list of attractions open to the public, visit facebook.com/HODBuxton.