Festival Walk: The man behind the Victorian splendour

Thu 11 - Tue 16 July 2019

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Buxton saved Robert Rippon Duke’s life: in return the architect and builder created much of the town’s Victorian splendour. This walk takes you on a trip through his life, times and works, which include the magnificent and recently restored Octagon in the Pavilion Gardens; the Palace Hotel and the awe-inspiring Dome which capped the exercise yard at the Duke of Devonshire’s stables to create what is now the University of Derby’s Buxton campus.

 

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