Buxton - Old Hall Hotel

One of the oldest buildings in Buxton, Derbyshire, the Old Hall Hotel is in The Square, opposite the Buxton Opera House.
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The site's (Hall) history extends back to the medieval period.  Undergoing several transformations including a four-storey fortified tower, between 1576 and 1578 it housed Mary Queen of Scots whilst in the custody of George Talbot, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I.


The Hall was rebuilt in 1670.  By 1727 the 'Hall' became a Hotel. Over the next 30 years, Buxton became an established Spa Town and the Old Hall became fashionable to clientele included bishops and visiting aristocracy taking the purported health benefits of the local geothermal waters.  

It remains a hotel to this day.