Fodor's Expert Review Devonshire Royal Hospital

Buxton Notable Building

This impressive 18th-century building was designed by John Carr as a stable with room for 110 horses. In 1859, the circular area for exercising horses was covered with a massive 156-foot-wide slate-color dome—bigger than that of St. Paul's Cathedral in London—and incorporated into a hospital. The University of Derby has taken over the building, and visitors can access it for free when school is in session.

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1 Devonshire Rd.
Buxton, Derbyshire  SK17 6EB, England

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