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.

River Cottage

4 star rating

Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£315-£685

4 star rating
Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£315-£685

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Swallows Nest

4 star rating

Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£225-£685

4 star rating
Crich, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£225-£685

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

Bradley Hall

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£999-£3159

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£999-£3159

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Rock Valley - Rock Cabin

3 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£339-£609

3 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£339-£609

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

Jackson Road - Swallow View

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£795-£915

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£795-£915

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

Pear Tree Cottage

4 star rating

Wirksworth, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£375-£865

4 star rating
Wirksworth, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£375-£865

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

Greenacres Cottage

4 star rating

Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock area

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

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£355-£610

4 star rating
Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock area

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£355-£610

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

The Stables at Riber Hall

4 star rating

Riber, Matlock, Matlock area

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£4049-£4049

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Riber, Matlock, Matlock area

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£4049-£4049

Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10 Pets: 0

Holmefield - Holmefield Coach House

0 star rating

Darley Dale, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£399-£869

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Darley Dale, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£399-£869

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

Rock Valley - Rock Cottage

4 star rating

Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£415-£905

4 star rating
Matlock, Matlock area

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£415-£905

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

West View Cottage

4 star rating

Upper Hackney, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

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

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£478-£848

4 star rating
Upper Hackney, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

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£478-£848

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

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-£589

4 star rating
Godfrey Hole near Carsington Water, Matlock area

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£305-£589

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

The Stable

3 star rating

Birchover, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£245-£565

3 star rating
Birchover, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£245-£565

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

George Mine Barn

4 star rating

Bolehill, near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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

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£439-£1325

4 star rating
Bolehill, near Wirksworth, Matlock area

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£439-£1325

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

Park Cottage

4 star rating

Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

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

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£389-£875

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Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

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£389-£875

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