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.

Jackson Road - Bird Nest

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£595-£605

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£595-£605

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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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£339-£784

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

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£339-£784

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

Pear Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Wirksworth, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£409-£839

4 star rating
Wirksworth, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£409-£839

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

Peveril Cottage

4 star rating

Darwin Lake, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£615-£790

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Darwin Lake, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£615-£790

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 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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£435-£889

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Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£435-£889

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 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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£325-£519

3 star rating
Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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£325-£519

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

Brooklands

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Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£465-£865

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Matlock, Matlock area

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£465-£865

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

The Old Post Office

0 star rating

Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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

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£395-£795

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Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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£395-£795

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

Swallows Nest

4 star rating

Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£303-£679

4 star rating
Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£303-£679

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

Robins Nest

3 star rating

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£299-£685

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Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£299-£685

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

The Old Angel

4 star rating

Winster, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 18
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£3049-£3139

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Winster, Matlock area

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£3049-£3139

Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Pets: 2

Andlestone

3 star rating

Birchover near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£475-£1065

3 star rating
Birchover near Matlock, Matlock area

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£475-£1065

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Cosy Nook

4 star rating

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£279-£679

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Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£279-£679

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

Nine Ladies

3 star rating

Birchover near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£997

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Birchover near Matlock, Matlock area

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£0-£997

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Godfrey Hole Cottage

4 star rating

Godfrey Hole near Carsington Water, Matlock area

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

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£305-£575

4 star rating
Godfrey Hole near Carsington Water, Matlock area

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£305-£575

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