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Some views about ‘Our Derbyshire’ from Glendon B&B, located in Matlock, Derbyshire. An ideal base to explore the stunning scenery, experience the history and enjoy the outdoor pursuits. With so much to see and do in Matlock, Derbyshire and the Peak District we offer our ideas and insights into what the area has to offer.

Looking ahead to reopening

Looking ahead to reopening

The last weeks have been a challenging time for everyone. As we look forward, we are starting to think about reopening Glendon to guests in July. Dependent of course on government restrictions.

Why stay in an Independent Bed and Breakfast

Why stay in an Independent Bed and Breakfast

Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast? This year from the 16th to 22nd March is national Bed and Breakfast week. The week is designed to celebrate the wonderful variety of independent accommodation providers throughout the United Kingdom.

The Matlock Bath Illuminations

The Matlock Bath Illuminations

What are the Matlock Bath Illuminations? Each year, Matlock Bath stages the illuminated boat procession along the River Derwent. The first procession of candle lit boats took place in 1897, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. As a young princess, Victoria...

Last minute break in the UK

Last minute break in the UK

If you’re thinking of a few days away, Derbyshire is a great place to visit for a last minute UK break. From stately homes, ancient traditions, spectacular scenery and some surprising history, it really does have something for everyone.

Electric Vehicles and visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District

Electric Vehicles and visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District

What are electric vehicle charging stations? Electric vehicle charging stations charge cars using different connections and at different rates. The electric vehicle charging station at Glendon offers two 7-pin charging points, also known as type 2 connectors. With...

National B&B week

National B&B week

Its National B&B week 18th- 25th March so it’s a good time to give a shout out to some of the delights of B&B independent accommodation providers.

Cycling in the Peak District

Cycling in the Peak District

Cycling is the perfect way to experience the Peak District countryside, the ideal cycling destination with quiet lanes, off road trails & stunning views

British post boxes in Derbyshire

British post boxes in Derbyshire

The 1st official British post box was introduced in Jersey in 1852 under supervision of novelist Anthony Trollope who suggested a letter-receiving pillar

Romantic valentine’s getaways

Romantic valentine’s getaways

Take a romantic Valentine walk here in the Peak District National Park and see how many kisses you can claim. Want know more, then read on & we’ll tell you about our Kissing Gates in Derbyshire

Matlock Cable Tramway – All aboard, tickets please

Matlock Cable Tramway – All aboard, tickets please

Did you know the first single line cable tramway was opened in Matlock on the 28th March 1893? The Crich Tramway was the steepest anywhere in the world its gradient was measured at one in five and a half over its five eighths of a mile length. It carried more than a...

Three reservoirs in the not so Silent Valley

Three reservoirs in the not so Silent Valley

Derwent, Ladybower and Howden Reservoirs Following reading a fictional story by a local author, Mark Scott, The Silent Valley, it reawakened interest in the history of the Upper Derwent and the lost villages of Derwent and Ashopton. These were submerged following the...