Cottages with hot tubs in Matlock will bring you to the county town of Derbyshire on the south eastern edge of the Peak District. There’s a lot to do and see and whether you’re on holiday with family or friends or on a romantic break you can look forward to relaxing in your own hot tub at the end of the day.
The town was developed as a fashionable spa in the 19th century and along its scenic surroundings and excellent transport links it remains a very popular base for exploring the area. Buildings like Smedley Hydro and the Gothic-style Riber Castle make sure John Smedley’s legacy, the pioneering industrialist, live on.
The River Derwent flows through the heart of the town and you’ll come across Crown Square with bijou shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, a lively hub with a lovely atmosphere. Hall Leys Park is an award winning park boasting a boating lake, riverside walks, tennis courts and skate park. This was the first of five restored parks stretching along the Derwent to Matlock Bath.
A steam train operates between Matlock and Rowsley and you can ride on a vintage tram at the nearby Crich Tramway Village. If you like to get high up head for the Heights of Abraham and take a cable car ride through limestone cliffs and wooded slopes to enjoy great views of the Derwent Valley.
In September and October you can admire the magic of the Matlock Bath Illuminations, once seen by Queen Victoria and to learn more about the industrial past of the area visit the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of walks including rivers, woodlands, the historic Riber Castle, Black Rocks – a scenic section of the High Peak Trail, Hoptan and charming Carsington. Cyclists have a great choice of trails nearby ranging from 9 – 49 miles, so something to suit all abilities.
Hot tub breaks in Matlock go very quickly so make sure you book yours today.