One famous for its hydro and spa treatments, Matlock's location and scenic surroundings make it a centre for tourism in the Peak District.
In the 19th Century, pioneering industrialist John Smedly developed the market town into a fashionable spa. His legacy lives on in the buildings in the town, such as Smedley's Hydro and Gothic-style Riber Castle. The transport into the town has modern direct links to Derby and Manchester, as well as old-fashioned steam trains operating to Rowsley, or head to Crich Tramway Village to ride a vintage tram.
The Crown Square and River Derwent lie in the heart of Matlock, along with the award-winning Hall Leys Park and boating lake which attracts many visitors every month. Tourists can also enjoy a swim at the state-of-the-art Arc Leisure or head to the Heights of Abraham for a cable car ride in between the limestone cliffs of the Derwent Valley.
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