Matlock Bath Hotels

Mini guide to Matlock Bath

     

Matlock Bath is a busy little tourist resort in the Peak District, 18 miles north of Derby. Situated in the steep sided Derwent Valley, the town is overlooked by the limestone crags of High Tor and Cat Tor to the east, while to the west is the huge Masson, rising over 1,000 feet above sea level.

Matlock Bath instantly became a resort for the wealthy when hot springs were discovered here in 1698. When the Napoleonic Wars restricted travel to Europe, Matlock became even more popular among the upper classes. The building of the road in 1818 brought the middle classes, while the arrival of the railway bought an even greater number of tourists. Despite this, Matlock is still a picturesque town of pastel painted Victorian houses set among some beautiful limestone peaks.

The 390-foot high limestone cliff face of High Tor, rising up from the River Derwent's eastern bank, is a popular spot for climbers. At the foot of the cliff are two caves that were formerly lead mines but are now used as picnic areas, with some scenic wooded walks leading from them. There is also the Peak District Mining Museum, which has displays on the history of lead mining and geology.

To the west of the town rises the Masson, where you will find the Heights of Abraham, England's first ever alpine style cable car system built in 1984. It leaves from Matlock Bath railway station and offers some amazing views. At the top there is a coffee shop, restaurant, children's play area, picnic area, two caves, landscaped gardens and a nature trail. Other attractions to be found in Matlock Bath include the theme park, Gulliver's Kingdom, an aquarium and a spectacular model railway.

To reach Matlock Bath by road follow the A6 from Derby; the roads around Matlock Bath can get very busy on the weekends. There is a British Rail station at Matlock Bath and the town is served by National Express coaches.

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Macdonald Hotels, The New Bath Hotel

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