Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Devonshire Royal Hospital

  • 1 Devonshire Rd. Map It
  • Buxton
  • Building/Architectural Site

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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, SK17 6EB, England

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