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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Old Hall Hotel Buxton

The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton claims to be one of the oldest hotels in Britain. It was built in 1573 and housed Mary Queen of Scots from 1576-1578 during her period of house arrest under Elizabeth I. Mary was under the supervision of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife - Bess of Hardwick.

Old Hall Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire

Mary scratched the following words on a window in the building before she left: "Buxton, whose warm waters have made thy name famous, perchance I shall visit thee no more - Farewell." Mary was to be executed at Fotheringhay in 1587.

Old Hall Hotel Buxton

During the time of Mary's stay in Buxton she was visited by a number of prominent people of the age including the Earl of Leicester and Lord Burghley, who were accommodated at the hall.

The Duke of Devonshire rebuilt the structure in 1670 but retained much of the original building.

Nowadays guests at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton can enjoy one of 38 bedrooms equipped with with en-suite bathrooms, full English breakfast and satellite TV.

The Old Hall Hotel
The Square
SK17 6BD
Tel: 01298 22841

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