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Buxton Water

Nowadays, Buxton water is enjoyed by millions of people whether they are at home on the go. The name is synonymous with excellence, purity and freshness and is famous the whole world over. Modern day folk choose to drink the mineral water which is sourced locally and proudly, from a town in the heart of the Peak District and thanks to the buying public, Buxton Water is now the number one British natural mineral water company in the UK.

The constantly flowing natural thermal water emerges from nine springs in the Crescent area and you can even help yourself at St Anne's Well. The water is one of the purist in the world.  The water that we drink today fell as rain 5000 years ago, filtering through the White Peak limestone until it meets a layer of rock where it remains from some 20 years, to re emerge miraculously purified and clean. It runs through subterranean tunnels and the water is warmed to an amazing 82°F which was wonderful to bathe in long ago in the baths. It passed through heat giving minerals and flows at some 150 gallons per minute, so there is plenty to go round as you can see! They are a faint blue colour which makes them even more mysterious.

Buxton water has a story which goes back long ago. The natural mineral water has been part of the nation's historical and natural landscape for thousands of years, and it was the Romans who first put Buxton and the water on the map in AD 70. They marched into the town, which they called their new settlement, Aquae Arnetmetiae. 'Aquae' is the lain name for water so that makes sense you see.

In Tudor times, Buxton was the place to be for royalty - mainly due to the numerous visits by Mary Queen of Scots. She relished the warmth of the water to soothe her rheumatism and she came to Buxton quite often, accompanied at all times by the Earl of Shrewsbury, who actually commissioned the hall over the baths to provide accommodation for his charge while she was a prisoner of England.

By the late 18th century, Buxton had become popular and fashionable with aristocrats coming from all over the country to sample the waters. The need for appropriate accommodation meant the Crescent was built in 1785 by John Carr. It became Britain's first leisure resort with spa facilities on site and when in 1871, the magnificent Pavilion Gardens opened,  the spa became the place where the gentry HAD to be seen in until like all fashionable things, the popularity began to wane. In the early part of the 20th century general interest in spas all over the country went into decline and Buxton natural mineral water disappeared from the limelight outside of the town.

In 1987 Perrier UK took control of the water company and built up the enviable reputation Buxton Water has today. Under their influence, Buxton natural mineral began to thrive again and when they put the new bottling plant upon the source of the springs, they rapidly increased production. In 1993, the groupwas acquired by Nestlé Waters UK and now Buxton plant is one of the most technologically advanced in the UK, making Buxton the number one natural mineral brand in Britain.

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