Matlock attractions

Matlock attractions

MatlockMatlock lies in Derbyshire, a county associated with the Peak District (as well as parts of Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire), while the northern part of the county overlaps into the Pennines. Wedged in between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, the landscape comes in two forms with the harsh grey gritstone of the Dark Peak contrasting with the pale southern limestone hills of the White Peak. Here the deep-forested dales are populated with small stone villages, walking trails along former railway routes, complex cave systems and spectacular historic country houses, the seats of the Dukes of Devonshire and Rutland.

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Attractions Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. About 4 miles south of Matlock.

Crich Tramway Village

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AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 7 miles from Matlock. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. About 6 miles north of Matlock.


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Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 3 miles north of Matlock.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. About 4 miles north of Matlock.

Haddon Hall

Cromford Mill

Attractions The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ. Tel: 01629 823256. The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. Tours for visitors are available. Today there is a range of shops available at Cromford Mill. About 3 miles south of Matlock.

Arkwrights Mill

Peak Village outlet shopping centre

Attractions Peak Village outlet shopping centre, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2JE. Tel: 01629 735326. 26 outlets, free coach & car parking, restaurant/coffee shop, Fitness Centre. Up to 70% off many top brands. About 4 miles north of Matlock.

Peak Village outlet shopping centre

Attractions Riber Castle overlooks the town and the country side around Matlock. Designed and built by John Smedley in 1862 as his private residence, the stone came from a local quarry. Smedley died before its completion and his wife lived in it until she too died. The building was then turned into a boys school , then in 1940 the MOD used it as a storage depot. After this period it became Riber Castle Wildlife Park, which closed in September 2000. The future of the building has not yet been decided, although convertion into apartments in a possibility. Overlooking Matlock.

Riber castle

Attractions The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE43PD. Tel : 01629 582365. Journey in Matlock Bath cable cars, guided underground showcaves. Experience the life of a lead miner. Location: About 2 miles south of Matlock.

Matlock Bath cable cars

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