The Many Faces of the Matlock Area

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Artists’ Corner

Artists’ Corner, on the A6 between Matlock and Matlock Bath, was a favourite spot for artists to capture the grandeur of Matlock Gorge

Bailey’s Tump

The Bailey’s Tump plaque, commemorating just one aspect of the part that Matlock played in WW2

Riber Castle

Riber Castle was built by John Smedley in the 19th Century and dominates the skyline above Matlock.  It has had a number of uses since, including a zoo, but is now converted to apartments.

Heights of Abraham

The view from Matlock Bath up to the Heights of Abraham, one of a number of tourist attractions in the area

Petrifying Wells

This huge block of tufa (vegetation encrusted with lime) outside the Mining Museum is a reminder of the petrifying wells for which the area was known.  Nearby Derwent Gardens contain a grotto built of tufa.


 High Tor 

Blue Plaques

The plaques erected by MCA to celebrate Matlock’s heritage can be found all over the town.  Click on this link to see more details

 Willersley Castle 


Hall Leys Park

Award-winning Hall Leys Park in the middle of Matlock has much to offer; children’s play area, boating lake, miniature steam train rides, skate park, tennis & bowls, bandstand with summer concerts, well-kept gardens and a very good cafe


Giddy Edge

For the adventurous, this path just below the summit of High Tor offers spectacular views of the Derwent Valley.  Safe but not for those with vertigo or young children!