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Peaks and Paddles – Outdoor Adventure

February 16, 2014

If you’re feeling adventurous and are looking for exciting outdoor activities in the Matlock area, Peaks and Paddles could be for you. Activities including canoeing, abseiling, caving and rock climbing can be catered for by the company at locations around Matlock such as canoeing on the river Derwent and abseiling […]

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Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath

December 20, 2010

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a family oriented theme park within walking distance of the centre of Matlock Bath. Suited particularly to families with young children, Gulliver’s offers attractions and rides designed to suit everyone for a day out of fun. The park features different themed areas such as Lilliput Land, Fantasy […]

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Lea Gardens and Nursery

December 18, 2010

If you’re looking for something relaxing to do in the Matlock area take a visit Lea Gardens, café and nursery, just ten minutes outside Matlock. The gardens and nursery specialise in rhododendrons, azaleas, and alpines and are particularly spectacular during the rhododendron flowering season but are well worth visiting at […]

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Matlock Farm Park

August 9, 2010

Matlock Farm Park is located 6 miles from Matlock Bath and forms part of a 600 acre working farm with a number of activities, particularly suited to families looking for things to do in the area. Pigs, sheep, goats and donkeys are all well represented at Matlock Farm Park but […]

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Kedleston Hall

March 25, 2010

Kedleston Hall is a half hour drive from Matlock Bath and although less well known than Chatsworth House, it’s certainly not to be overlooked if you’re staying in the area and country houses are your thing. The mansion, in neo-classical style, was designed almost entirely by the famous architect, Robert […]

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Chatsworth House

November 8, 2009

Chatsworth is one of the most famous historic estates in Britain and just a short 10 mile drive from the centre of Matlock Bath in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. A visit is highly recommended if you’re in the area, whether you just want to take in the beautiful […]

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Crich Tramway Village

September 30, 2009

The Crich Tramway Village is just 7 miles from Matlock Bath town centre in Derbyshire’s Peak District making it a popular destination for visitors to the area. Home to the National Tramway Museum, visitors can take unlimited tram rides on the mile long track through the museum and restored village […]

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The Derbyshire Craft Centre

September 17, 2009

The Derbyshire Craft Centre is at Calver Bridge, near Baslow, about 10 miles north of Matlock Bath in the centre of Derbyshire’s Peak District. The Craft Centre houses the largest selection of pottery and crafts in the county, including gifts, toiletries, greetings cards, preserves and books. Attached to the craft […]

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Heights of Abraham

September 6, 2009

One of the Peak District’s oldest and most popular purpose built tourist attractions, The Heights of Abraham, at Matlock Bath provides a range of activities suitable for all the family. As well as the famous cable cars (pictured above) the park features underground tours of Masson and Rutland caverns; play […]

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National Stone Centre

September 3, 2009

Recently re-opened after refurbishment in April 2017. Located close to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire’s Peak District, The National Stone Centre’s aim is to tell the ‘Story of Stone’ in the UK. Visitors can follow themed trails on the 50 acre site to learn about the geology and history of stone […]

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