Buxton has the most beautiful Pavilion Gardens which are free and contain a fantastic conservatory full of lush greens and bright flowers. When you walk into the conservatory, you're met with the warmth and smell of a more tropical climate, perfect for chilly, damp, grey days like we've been having recently.
The Pavilion would also be a great place to visit if it's raining or if you have mobility problems as there is quite a long way to walk inside with no steps. There are cafés and shops and art galleries as well as all the flowers to admire.
We weren't incredibly adventurous but it was a lovely, refreshing day trip