Attractions in Matlock and the Peak District

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Matlock is situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, making Glendon Guest House 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.

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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.

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.
Carsington WaterFor water sports, horse and bike riding.
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

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.

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
Carsington Water
Crich Tramway Museum
County Records Office
Gulliver's Kingdom
Heights of Abraham
Matlock Bath Illuminations
Matlock Farm Park
National Stone Centre
Peak Rail
Other Activities
Alton Towers
Go Ape

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