Matlock Bath was one of the country’s first tourist destinations, when the spa waters were discovered and today retains much of its Victorian character, set in the impressive gorge of the Derwent with riverside gardens, wooded hillsides and limestone crags.
There is plenty to do with a cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, Peak District Mining Museum and Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park.
Matlock Bath Illuminations are a popular autumn spectacle with the parade of decorated and illuminated boats and clifftop fireworks.
Discover the cliff top paths and spectacular views from High Tor or gentle riverside strolls.
- Ticket Machine
- Step Free Access
- Parking in District Council car park
- Toilets are a 2 minute walk, by the War Memorial. 20p charge.
Matlock Bath station
Did you know?
Matlock Bath has been a popular tourist destination since its heyday as a Victorian spa. Due to its Alpine inspired buildings and dramatic scenery, it became known as "Little Switzerland" by the poet, Lord Byron. The town still has a holiday resort feel, with cable cars at the Heights of Abraham and dramatic limestone cliffs.