Matlock Bath is a delightfully picturesque area of the Derwent Valley with steep sided hills, dense woodland and pretty houses that follow the river down into the valley.
Often described as a ‘seaside town without the sea’ or a ‘Mecca for bikers’ this quirky little place has something for everybody. Click here for map.
The Grand Pavilion, was built in 1910 as a theatre and music venue and provided entertainment for almost 100 years; the Edwardian building has been rescued and is now owned by a charity run by local people.
From the Pavilion at one end of the village right through to the train station at the other end – there is something for everyone in Matlock Bath; shops selling clothes, novelties, gifts, jewellery, sweets, ice creams and much more all line the picturesque ‘front’ overlooking the beautiful River Derwent across the road.
There are many picturesque places to visit within a short distance including the market towns of Bakewell, Matlock, Wirksworth, Ashbourne and Buxton.
The beautiful stately homes of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are also close by.