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Solomon's Temple

| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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Fantastic view

Went here with friends, I was expecting not much at all, but to my surprise the view was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluandfluffy
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Nice easy walk with friends

Super views of Buxton 360 on a clear day.Easy climb up a small tower.A great place for taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely walk” (53 reviews)
“car park” (96 reviews)
“poole's cavern” (70 reviews)
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| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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"lovely walk"
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"worth the climb"
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"fantastic views"
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"worth the effort"
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"hill top"
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"spiral staircase"
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"surrounding area"
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"steady climb"
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"walking boots"
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"caravan club site"
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"country park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends, I was expecting not much at all, but to my surprise the view was beautiful, you could actually go up the tower ( not for people who ain’t steady on their feet as the steps are steep and narrow) and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super views of Buxton 360 on a clear day.Easy climb up a small tower.A great place for taking photos.

Thank shantigirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Access from Poole's Cavern. About a 20 minute walk through the woods and you are greeted by panoramic views of the Peak District plus the 'folly' named after a local farmer and supposedly built by out of work lime workers

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lovely uphill walk through the woods to get to Solomon's Temple, which can be seen from miles around and has 360 degree views over Buxton and the surrounding hills. The building itself is of no particular interest other than as a viewpoint,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk through the woods. Well worth the ascent as the view from the Temple are fabulous. Leisurely stroll stroll with photo stops takes less than an hour.

Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk from Poole's Cavern in Buxton through Grin Low woods up to the highest point above the town at Solomon's Temple folly is well worth doing. I will let the pictures do the talking

Thank Trevor S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to Solomon’s Temple then happened upon the path to Buxton County Park, this took us to Pooles Cavern and a picturesque stroll through woodlands and up and down hills. The dogs loved it, lots of friendly dog walkers And families around to say...More

Thank Beth C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting folly but hard to decide whether to see the folly or the caves as these are in different directions!

Thank sarah N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kids decided to take one of the paths from the cavern's parking lot while the adults drove to the park and walked to the tower from there. There's not a lot of signage or placards explaining/describing what you are seeing. The tower isn't that...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a folly on a hill...that’s it...it’s a folly.....and it’s on a hill..seen from all around...well worth the trek to get there....enjoy

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Annamarieadams
27 March 2018|
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Response from Briony S | Reviewed this property |
The main carpark isnt free but you can park on the streets adjacent to it.
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Emma M
18 February 2018|
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Response from nickan22 | Reviewed this property |
You can but vaguely remember a style or gate
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sam c
19 August 2015|
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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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