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The Devonshire Dome

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Devonshire Royal Campus 1 Devonshire Road University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY England
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JCBVisitor wrote a review Jun 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
A spectacular venue with what was once the largest unsupported dome in the northern hemesphere. Steeped in history, beautiful, impressive and free to enter. A very odd acoustic is entertaining, and there are catering and spa faciltes on the same site in the centre of Buxton.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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NB1957 wrote a review Mar 2020
649 contributions424 helpful votes
Open to the public and the staff are welcoming, this is one of the many "must sees" in Buxton. It is such an impressive structure, once the worlds biggest unsupported dome and still the largest in Europe, they really knew how to build to impress in the 18th century and there is such elegance about it as well. It is hard to believe that this magnificent structure was built for horses with accommodation provided for servants and ostlers. Wander around and admire and there is also a cafe if you wish to sit and enjoy the surroundings. It must be a wonderful venue for concerts etc.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ollieheyes, Business Development Manager at The Devonshire Dome
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Connie sawed wrote a review Jan 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom32 contributions20 helpful votes
Met a friend in the cafe on the ground floor for a snack for lunch. Hoped to eat in the restaurant on the right hand side but that was closed so had to eat in the cafe on the left hand side. The staff are very pleasant but the food is nowhere as good as it used to be when the cafe was off in one of the side rooms. For a start the soup is no longer home made but those cartons of “ fresh” soup. I had the tomato and basil which repeated all afternoon. My friend had the Thai chicken which wasn’t hot and tasted processed. We both wanted a glass of water but it’s not possible to have it from the counter there. Across the other side of the dome, down an entry, around the corner is finally a fountain and plastic cups. We realised our soup would be cold by the time we arrived back at the table with the water so we asked if we could have hot water from the urn for tea. Yes at 50p per cup!!! This place will also soon close due to the poor quality and variety on offer.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ollieheyes, Business Development Manager at The Devonshire Dome
Responded 9 Mar 2020
We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch with us. The Restaurant is very popular and it is necessary to book I'm afraid. All our cooked dishes are freshly prepared on site. The soups are pre made and we ensure that they are a high quality product. I am sorry you weren't offered a glass of cold water from the café, we have spoken to staff and ensured that this does not happen again. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, it is only through feedback that we are able to monitor our standards and ensure when we do have problems they are rectified.
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SheffieldPip wrote a review Dec 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom1,020 contributions450 helpful votes
What a truly magnificent building this is and a delight to the eye. We have been before, in fact, during the evening for a 1940' Big Band Dance, where everyone dressed up. Looking around it doesn't seem as if there are any type of functions taking place and seems that it is purely University of Derby functions. This seems a shame, as we had a great time. It does, of course, house the University Catering Department with a full training restaurant, but this has to be booked. There are so many wonderful buildings in Buxton, built by one of the Dukes of Devonshire and, I for one, can't wait for The Crescent to be completed and to be functioning as a Hotel.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Misti B wrote a review Dec 2019
Horsham, United Kingdom48 contributions11 helpful votes
We have been here a few times for events and this time did not disappoint at all. This was the Graduation ceremony for the University and it was beautiful. I thought with such a huge space that it would be cool, it wasn’t and the acoustics were great.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ollieheyes, Business Development Manager at The Devonshire Dome
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind comments we are so pleased you enjoyed the Graduation, it is certainly the highlight of our events calendar here at the Dome. We hope that we are able to welcome you back soon.
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