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Solomon's Temple

| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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Lovely walk

Stayed in Buxton for a few days, came across this lovely place with sheltered forest walks, rolling... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tina B
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Incredible view of The Peak District

We walked up from Poole's Cavern car park through the woods and on up to Solomon's Temple The view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
normanandmarilyn
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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A stroll through Buxton Country park from Poole's Cavern leads to the summit of Grin Low at 1440' altitude and the Victorian viewing tower of Solomon's Temple.Built in 1896 the 20' tower with spiral stairs give a magnificent platform to view the surrounding Peak District landscape and the Spa town of Buxton in the valley below.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely walk” (53 reviews)
“car park” (93 reviews)
“poole's cavern” (65 reviews)
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| Buxton Country Park, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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"lovely walk"
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"worth the climb"
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"fantastic views"
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"hill top"
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"worth the effort"
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"spiral staircase"
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"surrounding area"
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"steady climb"
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"steep walk"
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"walking boots"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed in Buxton for a few days, came across this lovely place with sheltered forest walks, rolling countryside and a monument that offers spectacular views across Buxton form the top! We had a great couple of hours walking around... go visit it’s brilliant

Thank Tina B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked up from Poole's Cavern car park through the woods and on up to Solomon's Temple The view is breathtaking and it is a wonderful place to walk your dog

Thank normanandmarilyn
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! Can’t believe I’ve never been up here before! Lovely walk through the woods (look out for the fantastic carvings), out on to a historically interesting hillside with stunning views - especially from the tower. Dog friendly (no livestock when we were there, but cowpats...More

Thank MsMoll
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up from poole caves you can follow various routes up through the woods dogs loved it you can also use the grin low carpark other side

Thank odb30
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a brilliant country park, with large well managed woodland walks, and a very large expanse of open grassland above the woods at Solomons Temple. There are woodland trails, interesting wood carvings and information boards, as well as a 'go ape' ropeway. (not tested...More

Thank PontefractWendy
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Quite a stiff walk uphill from the caverns but worth doing. You have the choice of several paths through woodland and then the final 100 yards is over windswept remains of lime kilns. Wear sturdy shoes. Climb the spiral staircase to get wonderful views.

Thank Mum B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We walked up here last Sunday with a picnic.. a bit cold but we survived.. it was a busy walk with lots of families and dogs.. Well mapped out and different difficulties of walk. We saw lots of painted rocks that we rehide as it's...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We parked in the Pool’s cavern car park and from there you take steps up. The hole family enjoyed the walk, there is a small area on top for some impromptu rock climbing. It was pretty boggy in parts (March) but nice views, varied terrain...More

Thank jcbunny2017
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of our visit to the Poole Cavern (which is also very good) and although a little steep in places the woodland walk up to Solomons Temple was definitely worth it as the views from the top are spectacular, albeit it was...More

Thank SwindonWiltsMike
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have been going to the Peak District for many years and never been to this place, what a mistake. We went on a very cold but fairly clear March day so the views down into Buxton and all arround were wonderfull. From the car...More

Thank EricDou
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Annamarieadams
27 March 2018|
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Response from Briony S | Reviewed this property |
The main carpark isnt free but you can park on the streets adjacent to it.
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Emma M
18 February 2018|
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Response from nickan22 | Reviewed this property |
You can but vaguely remember a style or gate
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sam c
20 August 2015|
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Response from john-singh1 | Reviewed this property |
there is a blue, green and yellow route and times are 45 mins 30 mins and 25 mins. distance roughly depends on route 1/4 mile to a mile.
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