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Things to do in Matlock

Picturesque Peak District town situated on the River Derwent

Are you looking for things to do in Matlock? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Peak District, Hall Leyes Park and Thermal Springs


Did you know...

  • Dead Man's Shoes, the 2004 film by Shane Meadows, was filmed in and around Matlock.
  • Matlock Cable Tramway built in 1893 was the steepest in the world at the time with a gradient of over 1 in 5 1/2.



 

  Attractions

Derwent Valley Mills

Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3WJ

01629536831

 

The Heights Of Abraham

Country park and caverns set in 60 acres of woodland.
Matlock Bath
DE4 3PT

01629582365

 

Matlock Bath Aquarium

Aquarium with a great selection of British and Tropical fish.
110 North Parade
Matlock Bath
DE4 3NS

01629583624

 

Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway

The Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway operates a collection of industrial locomotives and rolling stock.
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3NA

 

Gulliver's Kingdom

Set on a stunning hillside, there’s extra adventure, added adrenaline and fabulous views all thrown in for free.
Temple Walk
Matlock Bath
Derbyshire
DE4 3PG

Recommended by Kim Hibbot, Derby

 

Peak Rail

Journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway.
Matlock Station, Station Yard
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3NA

 

Guliver's Kingdom

Fantastic family theme park.
Temple Walk
Matlock Bath
DE4 3PG

01925444888

 

The Steeple Grange Light Railway

Popular family attraction.
Steeple Grange
DE4 4LS

01246235497

 

Matlock Farm Park

Popular farm park attraction.
Jaggers Lane
Nr Two Dales Matlock
DE4 5LH

01246590200

 

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley is one of Derbyshire’s most lovely and unspoilt valleys, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby.
Wirksworth
Derbyshire
DE4 4FB

01629823076

Recommended by Bob Dowell, Warwick

 

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

English Heritage - A small early Bronze Age stone circle of (actually) ten stones. Believed to be nine ladies turned to stone.
near Darley Dale
Derbyshire
DE4 2LY

 

National Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Village is a family friendly and dog friendly environment.
Crich Tramway Village
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5DP

Recommended by Sally Trewin, Nottingham
“Great day out for all the family, not just to see the trams but loads of stuff to keep the kids entertained ”

 

Wingfield Manor

English Heritage - The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall.
South Wingfield
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 7NH

 
 

  Museums

Peak District Mining Museum FREE

Interesting look at mining in the local area.
The Pavilion
Matlock Bath
Derbyshire
DE4 3NR

01629583834

 
 

  Parks

The Birches FREE

The Birches occupies a very visible, easterly aspect overlooking the Derwent Valley.
Ambergate
DE56 2GX

 
 

  Water sports

Carsington Water

Oppurtunity to try kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and much more.
Carsington Water
Ashbourne
DE6 1ST

01629540478

 

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