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With so many different attractions on its doorstep, Matlock is a truly amazing place. There really is something for everyone just a short walk, bike ride or car journey away !

Chatsworth House  

Chatsworth House and Gardens
15 minutes away by car*

You can't help but discover something new on a day out at Chatsworth. As well as being one of Britain 's most famous and welcoming historic houses Chatsworth has a wide range of attractions for all the family. The fantastic farmyard where you can meet our animals, a breathtaking garden and park (including the newly uncovered Quebec garden) and some of the most remarkable water features you're ever likely to see.



5 minutes away by foot

Matlock has good facilities for shopping and has many thriving small businesses throughout the town.

Explore Dale Road, Crown Square, Bank Road, Firs Parade, Causeway Lane and Bakewell Road to see what you can find.

Slightly out of town are two other shopping areas - Matlock Green and Smedley Street.

Matlock also has its own railway and bus stations



Matlock Bath  

Matlock Bath
5 minutes away by car*

A Regency playground of the wealthy and fashionable, the dramatic limestone gorge which is home to Matlock, Matlock Bath and Matlock Dale is typical of the landscape described by Byron as being as striking as the best the Continent could offer


Gullivers Kingdom Matlock Bath  

Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath
5 minutes away by car*

Gulliver’s is a family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.




15 minutes away by car*

The Riverside Walk by the River Wye showing the 14th Century bridge in the background.

Bakewell is an ancient market town and is considered to be the capital of the Peak District. It does, however, become very busy at peak weekends such as Bank Holiday



Crich Tram Museum  

Crich Tramway Museum
15 minutes away by car*

Looking for a great day out in Derbyshire? Then look no further than Crich Tramway Village. Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open almost throughout the year, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.



Carsington Water and Carsington Leisure  

Carsington Watersports & Visitor Centre
15 minutes away by car*

Carsington Water or Carsington Reservoir in Derbyshire was opened in May 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen and has remained a very popular visitor attraction. There is a visitor centre tht holds a permanent exhibition explaining the role of water in our daily lives, the history and purpose of the reservoir and the role Severn Trent plays in conservation. There is also cycle hire, water sports centre, restaurant and much more



Peak Village Outlet  

Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre
5 minutes away by car*

The Peak Village Shopping Centre is a great place to spend some time browsing and enjoying more than 26 outlet shops and restaurant.




25 minutes away by car*

Visitors arriving in Buxton for the first time from the bleak moorlands cannot be blamed for pinching themselves in some disbelief as they emerge into a town with fine parks and grand old buildings.  At well over 1,000 feet above sea level Buxton is the highest town in England for its size. Close by is the highest village in England at Flash; the highest railway station at Dove Holes; the second highest public house, the Cat and Fiddle.


* all times quoted are assuming no delays due to traffic congestion.


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