Thursday, 18 August 2011

Matlock Bath


Matlock Bath, just 1.8 miles from Matlock is in Derbyshire and situated by the River Derwent.  Hot springs were discovered here in 1698 and during Victorian times it was a popular destination recommended by the likes of Josiah Wedgwood.


Tourism is as important today as it was in the Victorian era. There is plenty to do around Matlock Bath. One of the main attractions are the Heights of Abrahim, an old mine open to the public and cable cars to take people up the cliff edge of the High Tor. Nearby there is the theme park Gulliver's Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum.


Every year in the autumn Matlock Bath is host to the "Venetian Nights" with spectacular riverside illuminations and illuminated boats which attract large numbers of tourists. Many motorcyclists flock to the village at weekends and during the holidays and there are a number of good places to eat and drink.

For photos of Matlock Bath click here





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