Our Derbyshire

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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.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Glendon

Trip Advisor recently announced that Glendon received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017. It is the fourth year running that we have received the reward. Reading about how much guests have enjoyed their visit to Glendon and Derbyshire is always lovely....

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The first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

In June, we were delighted to visit the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The days leading up to the show saw heavy rain but the organisers did a tremendous job in getting the show open and welcoming visitors. All our visitors to Glendon during the week had come to...

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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...

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Things to do on the May Bank Holiday in Derbyshire

Ready, steady, May… If you will allow us to start with optimism, we are going to stick our neck out and say the sun will shine in May! Perhaps not all day every day, but looking at the long-range forecast for May, it is looking good. What we can say though with...

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1st Chatsworth Flower show celebrates Joseph Paxton

Joseph Paxton 1801 - 1865 Joseph Paxton, architect and landscape gardener, was born in 1801. He started his career as a gardener's boy and was spotted by the Duke of Devonshire whilst working at Chiswick. He began working at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, in 1826. In 1832,...

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Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire

The Romans were the first “tourists” in Derbyshire, to exploit its caves and caverns for minerals. Lead was mined for hundreds of years. In the Hope Valley, on the boarder of the “White Peak” and “Dark Peak” you will find several Caves to visit. Peak Cavern, also...

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Spring is in the air in Matlock

Glendon’s garden is waking up, which means spring is in the air. New signs of life are starting to appear. Our first snowdrops appeared in early February followed shortly after by the yellow crocuses (February Gold). New leaves and buds are forming on the Magnolia...

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Meteorological, Astronomical or Hogmanay

Spring cleaning at Glendon Spring is not too far off now. Meteorologically spring beings on the 1st March and runs until the end of June. Astronomically the start of spring is determined by the tilt of the earth and is marked by the spring equinox – when the length of...

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Film locations in the Peak District

The beautiful rugged moors, edges and dams in the Peak District have inspired authors and filmmakers to set their stories here for generations. Great classics, including Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice were either fully or partially...

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

There's so much to see and do.
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