Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Downriver lies Matlock Bath. This historic village is set in a steep-sided limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hill side. Nearer the river a more `touristy' atmosphere prevails with its many attractions from museums and cafes to souvenir shops. On the western side of the gorge is the Heights of Abraham which is popular with visitors due to its superb views and amenities, including restaurant, picnic area and caf�. A cable car can be taken to the top from Matlock Bath railway station.

Between Matlock and Matlock Bath is High Tor, a broad limestone cliff rising some 400 feet above the River Derwent. Around High Tor there is a network of paths suitable for exploring the area and from which to experience the spectacular views. In the grounds below there are refreshment facilities, picnic areas, children's playground, wooded walks and two caverns.

Carsington Water is ahuge draw for outdoor enthusiastswith outdoor activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing all available. Situated in Asbourne and within easy reach of the Peak Districtit has a sailing club next door to the Visitor Centre and cycle hire. Fly fishing is available from the bank and from boats that can be hired from the Fishing Lodge. There is plentiful car parking and for young children there is a children's playground.

To the south is the market town of Wirksworth, which is one of the oldest towns in the area, with a central marketplace in which markets have been held since the reign of Edward I. Here visitors will find many fine old buildings of great character including a magnificent Jacobean house known as Babington House. The town is now a small bustling and thriving local centre with a selection of shops and pubs.

Cotton Cottage

3 star rating

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£315-£795

3 star rating
Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£315-£795

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Mill Pond Cottage

4 star rating

Cromford, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£335-£785

4 star rating
Cromford, Matlock area

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£335-£785

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Witchnest

4 star rating

Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£339-£755

4 star rating
Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£339-£755

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Riber Retreat

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£399-£1135

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£399-£1135

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Hanwood

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£745-£1665

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£745-£1665

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Hardwick Cottage

0 star rating

Ashover near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£299-£376

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Ashover near Matlock, Matlock area

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£299-£376

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Pillar Box Cottage

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£285-£505

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£285-£505

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Abacus House

4 star rating

Hackney near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£345-£615

4 star rating
Hackney near Matlock, Matlock area

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£345-£615

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Linden Cottage

3 star rating

Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£303-£808

3 star rating
Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

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£303-£808

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Standcliffe Mews

4 star rating

Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£495-£649

4 star rating
Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£495-£649

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Wisteria Cottage

0 star rating

Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£319-£1344

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Bonsall, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

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£319-£1344

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Bailey’s Barn

4 star rating

Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£715

4 star rating
Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£379-£715

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Stag View

4 star rating

Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£545-£1245

4 star rating
Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£545-£1245

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Barn Owl Cottage

3 star rating

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£325-£789

3 star rating
Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£325-£789

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

The Croft

3 star rating

Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£289-£525

3 star rating
Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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£289-£525

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1