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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

Activities

Activities

Heights of Abraham Enjoy a trip in a cable car.

Gulliver's Kingdom 1.5 miles A family theme park.

Gardens

Gardens

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.

Museums

Museums

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.

Aquariums

Aquariums

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

Outdoors

Out & About

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

National Stone Centre 3.2 miles Find out about rocks and minerals.

Middleton Top Engine House 3.5 miles See a steam winding engine.

Birchover 3.7 miles A starting point for a walk on Stanton Moor.

Carsington Water 6.5 miles Walks and fresh air at this reservoir.

Railways

Railway

Peak Rail Take a trip on a steam train.

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)
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Matlock Tourist Information Centre

  • Peak Rail Shop
    Matlock Station
    Matlock
    DE4 3NA
    Tel: 01335 343666
    Email: matlockinfo@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
Hotels
Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
barringtons
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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