St Ann’s Well, Buxton

Historic Site in Buxton

St Anns Well, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
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Just a stone’s throw away from the Crescent, you’ll find Ann’s Well, where you have the opportunity to savor Buxton’s renowned mineral water—just be sure to bring along a bottle.

Flowing at a temperature of 28°C, slightly above room temperature, Buxton’s mineral water boasts a smooth taste with a touch of aeration, distinguishing it from many other natural springs.

Emerging from a depth of one mile underground, the spring also carries a trace of harmless radiation.

The site of Ann’s Well has been a place of reverence for St. Anne since the Middle Ages. In the past, there was a chapel dedicated to St. Anne, which was eventually closed during the reign of Henry VIII. Interestingly, Mary Queen of Scots herself is known to have partaken of the healing waters when she was held as a prisoner at Chatsworth House in the 16th century.

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Visiting St Ann’s Well, Buxton

Address: St Ann's Well - Public Water Fountain, The Crescent, Buxton, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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