Matlock Bath


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Tel code: 01629 | code search
Postcode: DE4 | code search
Population: 940
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New Bath Hotel
"Bad Points: on arrival thought whay a lovely hotel grand building. Was then very disapointed that we were not actually in the main building but in another part which had ..." More

New Bath Hotel
"Good Points: The hotel breakfast was nice and relaxed The area and grounds of the hotel was clean and well looked after. The room itself although in ..." More

New Bath Hotel
"Good Points: Historic look of the hotel Bad Points: Quality of food and poorly (but friendly) trained staff serving.

Date visited: 2008-02-06 ..." More

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The small town of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire found it’s place on the map when warm springs at a constant temperature of 68 degrees were discovered in 1698. It became an instant gathering place for the wealthy aristocrats of the day and as unrest spread throughout Europe towards the end of the 18th Century, they looked to spa towns such as Matlock Bath as an alternative to the grand tour. As more accessible roads were built in the early to mid 19th Century, the town grew more open to the emerging middle-classes who, some might say, destroyed its genteel elegance. With the construction of the railway in the 1840’s, Matlock Bath was finally accessible to the ordinary working-classes who came in their droves as the town became more and more commercialised and was born as a popular tourist resort. The Matlock Bath of today with its amusement arcades, fast food outlets, souvenir shops and car and coach parks would be unrecognisable to the privileged aristocracy who once came to take the waters in their exclusive haven among the Peaks. Modern attractions today include climbing, caves, mining museum, model railway, amusement park, aquarium, wooded walk, landscape gardens and children’s play areas.


Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns & Hilltop Park
Life in a Lens
Matlock Bath Aquarium and Hologram Gallery
Peak District Mining Museum
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
Whistlestop Countryside Centre

Performing Arts

The Fishpond Choir

Pub and Bar

County & Station
Fishpond Hotel
Midland Hotel
Princess Victoria


Balti Restaurant
Lamp and Seam
Thyme Restaurant


Beano’s Wholefoods
The Old Bank
The Riverside Kiosk
Eaton Crown China Ltd
Gifts Galore


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New Bath Hotel (0.22 miles)

New Bath Hotel
The New Bath Hotel is the perfect venue from which to explore the picturesque spa town of Matlock Bath, lying just down river of the county town of Matlock, enclosed by the majestic limestone cliffs ... More | visit website
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The Secret Cottage (0.49 miles)

The Secret Cottage

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Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside this romantic, attractive detached cottage – is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the ... More

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Willersley Castle Hotel (0.50 miles)

Willersley Castle Hotel
Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, part of the Christian Guild Group of Hotels, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge ... More | visit website
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The Greyhound Hotel (0.66 miles)

The Greyhound Hotel

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Come and join us at the Greyhound whether you are looking for an enjoyable night out, a relaxed drink with friends or a delicious meal in our restaurant.Spend some time ... More

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High Tor Hotel (0.83 miles)

High Tor Hotel
We are a fully refurbished grade 2 listed building with beautiful views (high tor) We opened on the first of June 2012 so everything is new. The refurbishment, costing over 3 million pounds gives the ... More | visit website
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Alison House (0.92 miles)

Alison House

Alison House offers quality guest accommodation in the heart of Derbyshire. With an emphasis on exclusivity and set in 7 acres of grounds; it provides a feeling of intimacy and privacy.It has an AA 4 ... More | visit website
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Duke of Wellington (1.94 miles)

Duke of Wellington

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Rich in original character and traditional charm, this cosy 19th-century country inn offers good beers, an extensive food menu at great value prices and comfortable en suite rooms in the ... More

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Yew Tree Cottage (2.17 miles)

Yew Tree Cottage

Escape to enjoy a luxurious break with an award winning breakfast, a warm welcome, a relaxing stay and excellent service in the peace and charm of our elegantly furnished 18th century cottage home and pretty ... More | visit website

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Lea Hall (2.29 miles)

Lea Hall

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In the Derbyshire Village of Lea, Lea Hall is the childhood home of Florence Nightingale.

The Hall has a grand entrance with impressive chandelier lit, portrait clad staircase leading to bedrooms ... More

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The Old Lock-Up (2.41 miles)

The Old Lock-Up

The Old Lock Up, where once prisoners slopped out with buckets, now has the last word in luxury. An invigorating double airbath soothes aching muscles after a day walking the Dales, a glass of wine ... More | visit website

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