Peak District - Buxton - A Story in Water, Glass and Stone

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Buxton - A Story in Water, Glass and Stone

Thu, 30 Sep
(42 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

On this tour, we explore a town famous for centuries for its water. Nestled amid the Peak District hills with their springs and streams, Buxton was one of England's grand spa resorts in the 18th and 19th centuries with people flocking here to take the waters. The legacy of that era can still be seen today in the town's magnificent architecture, spa baths, parks and gardens. Together we will step back in time to the golden days of the spa and I'll even sample the water on your behalf. Make up for those lockdown calories with a healthy virtual trip in this attractive town.

Meet Ian


Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Peak District with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Peak District. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

María (Ottawa) C.

10 June 2021

Love your tours Ian. Thank you!

Mary Virginia A.

08 June 2021

Ian is a very personable and interesting guide. I love how his tours are not rushed.

Lorraine M.

07 June 2021

Thanks for a most enjoyable tour, Ian. You did a great job despite the connection issues. I have visited Buxton on one occasion some years ago but I am looking forward to making a repeat visit again in the near future.

Sylvia B.

07 June 2021

Wow what a fabulous place Buxton is. I will certainly visit next time I am in Derbyshire. Thank you

Tish W.

07 June 2021

Wonderful tour of a charming town. Thanks, Ian.

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