Book online with computer image
Check our calendar image of a calendar
Get in touch with Glendon speak bubble
Read our blog image of a newspaper

Attractions in Matlock and the Peak District

scroll 2

Matlock is situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, making Glendon Bed and Breakfast a perfect base from which to explore the sights and sounds of Derbyshire. A former spa town, Matlock is situated on the River Derwent. Before the Victorian era the town was a group of small villages centred around the Parish Church of St Giles, set above Glendon on a limestone outcrop.

starThe magic of the Peak District, waiting to be discovered.star

starThe magic of the Peak District,
waiting to be discovered.star

The Victorians brought wealth and prosperity to the town and surrounding area. The town owes much of its status to John Smedley. He built the imposing Smedley’s Hydro (now County Hall) and Riber Castle, the imposing, mock medieval castle overlooking the town.

Matlock has good facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. Glendon Guest House is adjacent to the recently refurbished Hall Leys Park. The park offers something for all ages. A quiet stroll along the river Derwent, feed the ducks on the boating pond, a children’s play area with paddling pool and fountains and mini golf green. For older children there is a skate boarding park. Matlock provides the perfect gateway to the surrounding countryside and varied rural history. The town also houses the County Records Office, making Glendon an ideal place to stay if you are researching your family history. As our guests we can provide you with special offers for attractions in Matlock and the Peak District, so please ask before you book ahead.

Local Towns and Villages
In addition to the The Matlocks there are many other market towns and villages of limestone cottages, pubs and village greens .They all have a wealth of interesting buildings and churches to explore, and are perfect for shopping for gifts. Keep a look out for the "well dressings".
AshbourneA charming market town.
BakewellAncient market town, home of the Bakewell pudding
CastletonFamous for its caverns and great walks.
Hathersage Look out for the Grave of Little John, Robin Hood's friend.
Eyam Visit the Plague cottages
BuxtonThis Georgian Spa town with its Crescent (rival to Bath), Opera House and Pavilion Gardens is well worth a visit.
Local Attractions
Blue John CavernAt Castleton, the tours are of immense educational interest showing clearly how the caverns are formed in limestone strata.
Bolsover CastleWander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk.
Carsington WaterFor water sports, horse and bike riding.
Cronford MillExplore the world heritage site and the captivating story of how this valley changed the world in the 18th Century with the growth of the British cotton industry
Crich Tramway MuseumFor a great day out visit and pay an old penny to ride on the tram.
County Records OfficeGenealogists take can take a short walk into town and continue the search for your ancestry at the County Records Office.
Gulliver's KingdomA more suitable attraction for younger children and those of you that are not as adventurous!
Heights of AbrahamA cable car ride and show caves, located in Matlock Bath.
Matlock Bath IlluminationsA parade of illuminated and decorated boats every weekend throughout September and October
Matlock Farm ParkPart of a large working farm and a great day out for all the family.
National Stone CentreAncient tropical reefs, rocks and minerals, centuries of industrial history and wildlife treasures.
Peak RailJourney on the 8 mile rail line discovering the sights and sounds of the bygone age of steam train travel, traveling through the delightful Derbyshire countryside.
Other Activities
Alton TowersHalf an hour from the house for the ultimate theme park thrill!
Go ApeThe UK's number one tree top adventure
Working Textile MuseumExperience the genuine atmosphere of a working 18th century cotton mill in the original 1783 Masson Mill

The Victorians brought wealth and prosperity to the town and surrounding area. The town owes much of its status to John Smedley. He built the imposing Smedley’s Hydro (now County Hall) and Riber Castle, the imposing, mock medieval castle overlooking the town.

Matlock has good facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. Glendon Guest House is adjacent to the recently refurbished Hall Leys Park. The park offers something for all ages. A quiet stroll along the river Derwent, feed the ducks on the boating pond, a children’s play area with paddling pool and fountains and mini golf green. For older children there is a skate boarding park. Matlock provides the perfect gateway to the surrounding countryside and varied rural history. The town also houses the County Records Office, making Glendon an ideal place to stay if you are researching your family history. As our guests we can provide you with special offers for attractions in Matlock and the Peak District, so please ask before you book ahead.

Local Towns and Villages
In addition to the The Matlocks there are many other market towns and villages of limestone cottages, pubs and village greens .They all have a wealth of interesting buildings and churches to explore, and are perfect for shopping for gifts. Keep a look out for the "well dressings".
Ashbourne
Bakewell
Castleton
Hathersage
Eyam
Buxton
Local Attractions
Blue John Cavern
Bolsover Castle
Carsington Water
Crich Tramway Museum
County Records Office
Cromford Mill
Gulliver's Kingdom
Heights of Abraham
Matlock Bath Illuminations
Matlock Farm Park
National Stone Centre
Peak Rail
Working Textile Museum
Other Activities
Alton Towers
Go Ape

Take a look!

Diamond scroll

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our stunning Derbyshire countryside!

 

 

Book a room!
Member of visit Peak District and Derbyshire logo
Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2018, Hall of Fame
Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2019 logo
Reuse, reduce recycle logo at Glendon Bed and Breakfast
Wolsey Lodges - Glendon Guest House
Glendon logo with swan sitting on the letter G

Bed & Breakfast Matlock, Derbyshire

Tel: 01629 584 732

Pin It on Pinterest