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Matlock, only a small hamlet until the 1800's when mills at Cromford were built by Richard Arkwight. But it really expanded when "hydrotherapy" treatments where introduced to the Victorians by John Smedley. Smedley even built his own castle, now in ruins.

With trains and trams the town prospered for 100 years.

Today a busy town and tourist centre on the edge of the Peak District and close to Matlock Bath, a mile down the A6.

High Tor towers over these towns and there are plenty of paths to wander high overthe River Derwent. Or try a gentle stroll around Hall Leys Park, down by the river.

Good views from St Giles church, above the town, with its stained glass windows.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Matlock to Visit



Heights of Abraham Enjoy a trip in a cable car.

Gulliver's Kingdom 1.5 miles A family theme park.



Lea Gardens Rare collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, and rock plants. Shop, tea room.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Haddon Hall 5.5 miles A fine medieval hall to visit.

Wingfield Manor 5.7 miles A ruined 15th-century mansion and tower.



Peak District Mining Museum 1.4 miles The history of lead mining in the Peak District

Wirksworth Heritage Centre 3.9 miles The history of Wirksworth.

Crich Tramway Village Home of the National Tramway Museum

Caudwell's Mill 4.4 miles A 19th century water powered flour mill.

Old House Museum 7.4 miles The museum is in a 16th century house, formally the home of Richard Arkwright, the industrialist.



Matlock Bath Aquarium & Hologram Gallery 1.2 miles Come and feed the fish.


Out & About

Cromford Mill 2.0 miles The world's first water powered cotton mill.

Days Out around Matlock.

After wandering around Matlock take a trip to Bakewell, but Matlock Bath, just down the road, and its attractions are a must !

Towns Near Matlock To Visit - straight line distance:

Matlock Bath (1.28 miles) Wirksworth (4.27 miles) Bakewell (7.24 miles) Chesterfield (8.58 miles)

Matlock Tourist Information Centre

  • Peak Rail Shop
    Matlock Station
    DE4 3NA
    Tel: 01335 343666
Alison House Hotel
Intake Lane Matlock DE4 3RH

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Duke Of Wellington - Residential Country Inn
115 Wellington Street Matlock DE4 3GX

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Grouse & Claret by Marston
Station Road Matlock DE4 2EB

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Station Road, Darley Dale Matlock DE4 2EQ

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Willersley Castle Hotel
Mill Lane, Cromford Matlock DE4 5JH

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Castle Green B&B
Chalet Bungalow, Butts Drive Matlock DE4 3DJ

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Holiday Cottages
The Old Hat Shop
Cromford near Matlock DE4 3RF
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Cuckoo Stone Cottage
Matlock DE4 5LD
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Barn Croft Cottage
Elton near Matlock DE4 2BY
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Matlock Weather
Friday 31st October
Day :Sunny skies18°C Sunny skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies11°C Partly cloudy skies
Saturday 1st November
Day :Partly cloudy skies15°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Patchy light drizzle12°C Patchy light drizzle
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