Introduction: Matlock, Derbyshire
The modern Peak District town of Matlock is divided neatly into two; the main town radiating out from the river Derwent crossing opposite the railway station and Matlock Bath spread out along the gorge to the south. Whereas Matlock itself seems solid and Victorian with neat stone houses going in rows up the hill. Matlock Bath has a more frivolous air with whitewashed Peak District cottages dotted along the hillside. Overlooking it all is the gigantic folly that is Riber Castle, built in the 1860’s. The Peak District town has a full range of shops and facilities, mostly situated at the Matlock end of the town and further up the hill is where the Hydro can be found.
Peak District Attractions in Matlock:
The Heights of Abraham is well worth a visit – originally reached on foot by visitors climbing the steep slopes of Masson Hill. Now you can relax and enjoy a cable car journey, rising from the valley floor to almost 1000ft high and allowing stunning views of the Peak Districts’ Derwent valley and breathtaking limestone gorge.
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