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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.

Top hills to climb in the Peak District

Top hills to climb in the Peak District

Being outdoors and surrounded by such great scenery is one of the joys of living in Derbyshire. As restrictions relaxed one of the best things we have discovered is to get up amongst the clouds. In a different way than taking a flight!

Exploring the Peak District National Park

Exploring the Peak District National Park

Climb every mountain….. Being outdoors and surrounded by such great scenery is one of the joys of living in Derbyshire. During the national restrictions one of the best things we have discovered, is to get up amongst the clouds. In a different way than taking a flight!

Visiting the Mills of the Derwent Valley

Visiting the Mills of the Derwent Valley

When you visit Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley you are also visiting the birthplace of our industrial revolution and its factory system. The mills you will discover housed ground-breaking technology for manufacturing cotton for mass production- a first in the world.

Visiting Derbyshire during COVID-19

Visiting Derbyshire during COVID-19

The one thing a B&B needs is guests, so It is fantastic to be open again after just over three months. Our first guests have stayed at Glendon this week and it is great to know they felt welcomed, enjoyed the hospitality but could also see the precautions we have taken, as unobtrusively as possible

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...

Film locations in the Peak District

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...

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Situated on Stanton Moor, 5 miles north-west of Matlock is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, protected and cared for by English Heritage. The stone circle, erected in the Bronze Age, is made up of nine upright gritstone stones

Matlock Remembrance Day

Matlock Remembrance Day

It commemorates all those who have fallen in the two World Wars (1914-1918 and 1939-1945) and later conflicts. It was originally known as Armistice Day, but was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Matlock Victorian Christmas weekend

Matlock Victorian Christmas weekend

Christmas markets date from the Middle Ages in German-speaking European countries, with Vienna’s December market first held in 1294. Although the earliest known market taking place at that time of year, it wasn’t a true Christmas-themed market.

Take a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side

Autumn is starting to make an appearance here in Derbyshire so why not put on your walking boots and head for the hills? Here in the Peak District we have nine Edges you can explore, an ideal place for walking and rock climbing.

The beauty of our National Parks

The beauty of our National Parks

It is almost impossible to think of the United Kingdom today without any of its outstanding National Parks. However, you do not have to go back too many decades to imagine such a time. The desire for spaces to roam and walk has an interesting history. Back in the...

Matlock Illuminations

Matlock Illuminations

Each year Matlock Bath stages the illuminated boat procession along the Derwent River. The first procession of candle lit boats took place in 1897, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.