With its Georgian architecture, beautiful parks, and thermal waters, Buxton is often compared to Bath. The town’s gorgeously restored Opera House enjoys a full program of drama, dance, concerts, and comedy as well as festivals and other events. Next to the Opera House is the Pavilion, an impressive palace of glass and cast iron built in 1871 and overlooking the impeccably manicured Pavilion Gardens. Around the gardens is the Broad Walk, a pedestrian trail perfect for an evening stroll. Another impressive building in Buxton is the graceful curved terrace of the Crescent, which is reminiscent of the Royal Crescent in Bath and is being transformed into a luxury hotel. Nearby is the Cavendish Arcade, formerly a thermal bathhouse with several craft and book shops and a striking colored glass ceiling. Opposite the Crescent is the Pump Room, which dispensed Buxton’s spring water for a century, and now hosts art exhibitions. Just outside is St. Ann’s Well, a fountain from which Buxton’s famous thermal waters still flow.