Matlock is one of the gems of the Peak District, filled with history, entertaining attractions and beautiful scenery. Whether you’re taking your whole family, your partner, or taking a break for yourself, there is always something great to do in Matlock. Fun and relaxation are in abundance. If you’re not yet convinced, here are only a few of the great things you can do and see in Matlock when you finally decide to visit. Plus its so close to Darwin Lake Holiday Village and its Peak District Cottages that are all 4 star.

Lumsdale Valley

Lumsdale Valley is one of the highlights of the Peak District and anyone that’s taken a tour will implore you to visit. It boasts some of the most beautiful natural scenery, including stunning waterfalls that have inspired many photographers and artists over the years, and the remains of ruined mills that tell the history of the area.

River Derwent

While not necessarily an attraction in itself, around the river Derwent you’ll find all sorts of fun and interesting things to do, including taking a walk through Hall Leys Park when the Rhododendrons are in bloom, taking a break in one of the cafes or restaurants, doing a bit of shopping and many more.

Red House Stables and Carriage Museum

Stables in Matlock Started by Mr William Smith, and now continued by his granddaughter, this exclusive collection of carriages, harnesses and accessories is one of the largest in the country.

Druids Caves

Whilst visiting Matlock if you’re looking to explore Derbyshire’s great outdoors then why not spend a day at Druids Caves.

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