Buxton, town (1991 pop. 19,502), Derbyshire, central England, on the Wye River in Peak District National Park. It is c.1,000 ft (305 m) high; the old town is on a hill above it. Limestone is quarried, but Buxton is primarily a year-round resort, with mineral springs and baths.

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