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Tucked away at the edge of the Peak District, the magnificent town of Matlock is the ideal spot for a relaxing getaway in the UK. This Derbyshire town is filled with pretty, characterful buildings housing plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés where you can while away a cosy afternoon. Stretching out along the River Derwent, the area around Matlock is known for its rugged hills and serene valleys, as well as Matlock Bath. It was the hub of hydropathic treatment during the Victorian era, drawing visitors in from all over England, Scotland, Wales and even Europe.
Ideally positioned for a weekend adventure, Matlock places you right next to one of England’s loveliest national parks. Perhaps the UK’s best-kept secret, the Peak District is certainly not as famous as its neighbour, the Yorkshire Dales, but what it lacks in fame it makes up for with craggy charm. This is an absolute haven for outdoor lovers, with endless adventures to be had out in the Derbyshire Dales and along the Derwent Valley. For those who don’t want to travel under their own steam, the Peak Rail heritage service runs direct out of Matlock and will take you out on a scenic trip into the Peak District without you having to lift a finger.
With sites such as Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom and Alfreton Park in the local area, the little ones are sure to have plenty of fun too. And, should the weather turn gloomy, you’ve always got indoor options such as Chatsworth House and the Lead Mining Museum to keep everyone entertained. Culture lovers will be pleased to hear that the local area is brimming with towns to explore, including the idyllic stone villages of Buxton, Bakewell, Rowsley and Hathersage, the charming cathedral city of Chester and the bustling market towns of Ashbourne and Chesterfield. Meanwhile, history lovers will want to pay the Crich Memorial a visit, as well as the fascinating village of Winster.
When it comes to places to stay, Matlock certainly does not disappoint. Boasting an endless array of heavenly holiday cottage options, this is the ideal spot for a getaway no matter the shape and size of your group. From swanky townhouses with all the mod cons and super speedy WiFi to rural stone cottages complete with wood burning stoves and hot tubs, whatever holiday hideaway you’re craving, you’ll find it here at Cottage Holidays. What’s more, our friendly customer service team and best price guarantee make booking with us an absolute breeze.
Things to do in Matlock
Discover the enchanting Lumsdale Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the Derbyshire countryside. Follow the picturesque trails and be captivated by the tranquil waterfalls, old mills, and lush greenery. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, it offers a peaceful escape and a glimpse into the area's industrial heritage.
Address: Lumsdale Valley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LP
Embark on an adventure at Gulliver's Kingdom Matlock! This family-friendly theme park offers a world of fun with thrilling rides, attractions, and entertainment. From roller coasters to indoor play areas, there's something for everyone. Located in the beautiful Peak District, it guarantees a day of excitement and laughter for all ages.
Address: Gulliver's Kingdom, Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG