Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

The Peak District and Derbyshire have one of the best rural transport networks (buses and trains) in Britain, so it is possible to explore the area without a car.

There are regular trains from cities neighbouring the Peak District, including Manchester, Sheffield and Derby. Or the TransPeak bus service between Manchester and Nottingham runs through the heart of the Peak District, stopping at larger towns and attractions.