About The Area

We are Neale ad Lis and we own The Old Manse Guesthouse in Buxton. We wanted to give you an introduction about ourselves. In October 2018 we made the move from Islington to Buxton with our Labrador, Nayvee and took over the running of The Old Manse. Nayvee isn’t allowed in any of the public areas but many guests do ask to meet him, and he loves to come and say hello when he’s allowed to.

The gorgeous town of Buxton seemed the perfect place for our new life in hospitality as it is so close to the many attractions that the Peak District has to offer. Our aim has been to offer a bespoke, modern, and friendly service for our customers. We are immensely proud of the renovations and changes we have put in place here and strive to continue pleasing our customers.

We hope you enjoy our roundup of the best of Buxton and the Peak District. We love welcoming visitors to The Old Manse Guesthouse and sharing our favourite Peak District walking and cycling trails and Buxton attractions and places to eat.

When you book your stay, let us know what you like to do, and we can help you plan your itinerary.

Stephen Elliott Photography Buxton


Buxton is a perfectly formed small Derbyshire town with many historical buildings of interest. It’s probably most famous as a spa town, but there’s a lot more to Buxton than water, however, let’s start there...

Famous for its mineral-rich waters, Buxton is one of the leading spa towns in England. The natural mineral baths date back 2,000 years to the Romans who developed the very first Buxton spa. However, legend has it that the baths were built over an ancient shrine to worship the Celtic Goddess of the Grove.

Today, visitors to Buxton can enjoy the curative powers of Buxton’s water at St Ann’s Well, found opposite The Crescent at the foot of The Slopes. Take an empty bottle and fill up with the natural warm spring water, which comes directly from the geothermal spring around 1km underground. This same spring water is bottled as Buxton Mineral Water.

Walking and cycling in the Peak District National Park

The Old Manse Guesthouse is the perfect base for exploring the Peak District National Park. Buxton is set in the heart of the Peak District and is close to many of the best walking and cycling trails the region has to offer.

Spanning four English counties, the Peak District National Park covers over 550 square miles. Best known as walking and cycling country, the spectacular scenery is diverse with incredible limestone dales, dramatic moorlands, and verdant valleys.

Exploring the Peak District is an exhilarating experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels with short country walks to a full day hiking or cycling, there are so many trails to choose from. If you don’t want to head out on your own, you can join a guided ranger-led walk and explore the countryside with an expert!

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Stephen Elliot Photography Buxton