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The Octagon and Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

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The Octagon, previously the Concert Hall, and the Pavilion Theater and Gardens in the town of Buxton which is known as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park." The town is famous for its water and here in the UK you can find Buxton bottled water among the Evian and Volvic bottles.

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