We have visited Matlock Baths and the surrounding district on
The town is set in a very picturesque valley within in
Derbyshire. The hills which surround are riddled with caves
and discussed lead mines. Some of these mines are believed
to date back to the time of the Roman occupation. Many of
these caves and mines can be visited especially at a place
called the Heights of Abraham where guided tours are
available. You can either climb up many steps to get to
them or alternatively go up to them by cable car. The
cable car tends to be our means of transport as it offers marvellous
views of the town and valley below, as well as the wear and tare
it saves on your body.
Matlock Bath as also been renowned for many, many years
for its spa waters.
Every year around the end of summer early autumn time they
have a display of lights and decorations along the river bank
which always attracts many tourists. They are well worth a
look at if you are some where near at that time of year.
There are also many gift shops and ordinary shops to browse
around, as well as tea rooms and cafes if you get a little
Also there up on the hill side above the town is Gulliver's
Kingdom. This is a theme park with many rides, certainly a
place where the younger ones amongst us would love to go to
given half a chance.
Matlock Bath also as many other
attractions, and places to visit within a few miles of
it. One of these places is Crich Tramway Museum which you
can find more about by returning to the previous page and
following the link, or alternatively click HERE,
other places locally are Chatsworth House, Eyam (Plague Village)
(click HERE), Castleton with all
its caves and Blue John mines, Peveral Castle (click HERE),
and the Peak District National park. All in all there is
plenty to do and much to see, in fact well worth spending a few
days in the vicinity. To return to the top click HERE.