At the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park lies Matlock, in the county of Derbyshire surrounded by stunning countryside in which some delightful stone holiday cottages can be found. There are plenty of walks allowing you to appreciate this amazing area first hand, such as through Black Rocks Country Park, famous for the grit stone outcrop which gives this magnificent park its name. Or step away from the great outdoors and see what Matlock has to offer indoors.
Chatsworth House, one of the most famous historic estates in Britain is a highly recommended destination. Its outstanding architecture is enough to leave you speechless as you stroll round. Explore the intricate rooms and amazing designs, take a wander around the wonderful grounds, lose yourself in the maze and marvel at the water feature.
To admire the Peak District from a distance, visit The Heights of Abraham ascending by cable car with some of the best views around. Matlock really is a hive for natural beauty and a sure bet for an amazing holiday. For families, Gulliver’s Kingdom offers rides and attractions in a series of themed areas, while Matlock Park Farm allows children to pet and feed a wide range of animals from pigs to alpacas. Families and children will also enjoy a taking to the water on The Boating Lake in Leys Park which has boats for hire.
For history lovers, if Chatsworth leaves you with an appetite for more, the neo-classical Kedleston Hall designed by Robert Adam is just a 30-minute drive from Matlock. Just 7-miles from Matlock is the Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum offering visitors unlimited rides on restored vintage trams from the period village to the Glory Mine.