Matlock Bath is in easy reach of many large cities by road & train. The main A6 is only a short distance below, and follows the river through the "Little Switzerland" scenery of limestone cliffs and steep wooded slopes. The hotel dates back to the 1780's and will have had numerous distinguished people cross its threshold, including Lord Byron, who was so moved by his visit to Matlock Bath that he was inspired to etch a poem on the dining room window.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Matlock Bath Aquarium (0.5 mi)
- The former Victorian consulting rooms are now home to the Aquarium containing a selection of British and Tropical freshwater species. From Piranhas to Terrapins and many interesting fish from different regions of the world including the beautiful Malawi Cichlids.
- Heights of Abraham (0.5 mi)
- Cable cars, caverns and hilltop park.
- Chatsworth House (11 mi)
- An impressive stately home owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in wonderful gardens and hosting an eccletic mix of events throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy the house, gardens, farmyard and advernture playground, shops, cafes and restaurants.
- Haddon Hall (10 mi)
- Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. Described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best houses as "the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages", this remarkable old house is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and is set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park. The house is open to visitors from April to October.
- Crich Tramway Village (6 mi)
- Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open almost throughout the year, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.
Matlock Bath Railway Station(0.7mi, 1.1km)
Walking from the Station cross the car park and bridge next to the Midland Pub. Continue along North Parade crossing onto the right handside. For a direct but steep route turn right up the hill next to Hodgkinson's Hotel and left onto the cobbled road. When you reach Temple Walk the hotel is on your left. For a gentler climb continue along South Parade and take the steps next to the Fishpond Pub. Turn right at the top and continue on Temple Walk until you reach the hotel. 10 to 15 minutes.