Alison House

Intake Lane, Cromford, Matlock, DE4 3RH, United Kingdom
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Matlock Bath ~ some history

by Jenniflower

Matlock Bath is quaint and picturesque.

It lies in a stunning gorge, running alongside the River Derwent. There are all kinds of shops and tea rooms and pubs... some are a tad commercialised (but in a small way), and others are old fashioned.

In 1698 they discovered 3 medicinal springs here, and from here cam the town's well known attribute of being a health spa, and culminated in it's name of Matlock 'Bath'.

It lies next to the much larger town of Matlock.

Thousands of visitors still flock to Matlock Bath throughout the year, on it's original railway.
As you walk around Matlock Bath, you can see many Georgian and Victorian buildings... there is a photo opportunity around every corner!

Many famous and well known people visited Matlock Bath. Lord Byron and Mary Shelley, who mentions Matlock (Bath) in her novel 'Frankenstein': "We proceeded to Matlock (Bath), which was our next place of rest. The country in the neighbourhood of this village resembles Switzerland; but everything is on a lower scale". (excerpt taken from

If you are looking for somewhere to visit where it is peaceful, has old world charm with modern convenience in a olde world way.. then Matlock Bath is the place for you.

Matlock - home of the bikers

by carlrea

"Matlock bath"

Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, became an instant tourist resort for the wealthy and influencial, when warm springs, at a constant temperature of 68 degrees fahrenheit, were discovered back in 1698. The upheavals in Europe in the later part of the 18th century onwards discouraged the wealthy from making the Grand Tour and they diverted their attention to places like the Peak District. Matlock Bath was a beneficary of this new era in travel.

The top of the Heights of Abraham can be reached by a trek up a steep road but a cable car travels to the top from Matlock Bath railway station, where the Whistlestop Countryside Centre can be found. This houses a free exhibit of wildlife and a shop and acts as an information and education centre.

Mainly During the summer months on any a given Sunday hoards of bikers decend onto this town in there thousands and i mean thousands. For some reason Matlock has always attracted bikers and you see them lined up all along the promenade as you walk by.
From Honda's to Harleys, Matlock will have them.

Plenty of pubs and cafes are open on any Sunday


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Address: Intake Lane, Cromford, Matlock, DE4 3RH, United Kingdom