Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire

Blue John and tourism in Derbyshire

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...
Matlock Victorian Christmas weekend

Matlock Victorian Christmas weekend

Matlock Victorian Christmas weekend In the Market for some Christmas shopping? 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...
Matlock Illuminations

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. As a young princess, Victoria has stayed in Matlock...