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Buxton International Festival announce new travel partnership with Virgin Trains

Buxton International Festival are delighted to announce a new travel partnership with Virgin Trains who operate the rail franchise between London and Manchester.

Celebrating 40 years of Buxton International Festival in 2019, this exuberant summer celebration of Opera, Music and Books includes over 120 events during a 17-day period from 5th – 21st July 2019. Undoubtedly one of the most picture-perfect festival locations in the UK, Buxton radiates charm and attracts an international audience over 30,000 visitors to the town each year.

This year’s Festival line-up includes four fully staged operas plus Melvyn Bragg, Lucy Worsley, Nick Robinson, Jennifer Pike, Peter Donohoe, Alessandro Fisher, Roderick Williams, Sir Max Hastings, Tristram Hunt, The Brodsky Quartet, Anna Pasternak, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ian Kershaw, Robert Skidelsky, Amanda Foreman, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Imogen Cooper, Clare Hammond, The English Concert, La Serenissima and the soloists of Cape Town Opera.

Virgin Train’s swift and regular service from London Euston offers southern based Festival-goers the opportunity to travel in speed and comfort to the Peak District spa town via Macclesfield and Stockport, with up to three trains per hour and journey times of less than two hours.

Michael Williams CEO of Buxton International Festival said “We are delighted to have Virgin as a travel partner helping to connect Buxton to the world.”

Fares for the route (lead in advance fares are the cheapest)

London – Macclesfield / Stockport:

The lead in advance fares are as follows:

London – Stockport:

Off-Peak Day Return: £89.10

Book here

London – Macclesfield:

Off-Peak Day Return: £87.20

Book here