Hodgkinsons Hotel & Restaurant
"A grand Georgian affair decorated with engaging eccentricity. Roaring fire downstairs and good seasonal menu in the restaurant. Perfect for a romantic break."
Roy Hattersley, The Guardian
Attractions in the village include the Heights of Abraham which is a self-contained park on top of a hill of the same name. On the opposite bank of the river Derwent stands High Tor, a sheer cliff which is very popular with climbers and walkers alike. The cable cars are close to the base of High Tor and serve the Heights of Abraham. Also in Matlock Bath are Gulliver's Kingdom theme park, the Peak District Mining Museum, the Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times and an aquarium. In autumn of each year, the "Venetian Nights" are held with illuminations along the river and illuminated boats, attracting thousands of visitors.
The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses.
Eyam Hall is a remarkably unspoilt example of a Jacobean manor house. The delightful garden, adjacent to the house, still retains its 17th century layout, with a knot garden, bowling green, potager and rose walk.
Looking for a great day out, in the Peak District, Derbyshire? Then EXPLORE the website to see that the cable car journey is just the start. Your cable car ticket also gives FREE ENTRY to the Caverns, Exhibitions and Hilltop Park. Country park and caverns set in 60 acres of woodland and reached by cable car over deep limestone gorge.
Peak Rail welcomes you in 2013 to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway, operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 for 7a distance of 4 miles and open to the public throughout the year. The line forms part of the old Midland Railway’s line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras which was closed in 1968.
Step back in time along our recreated period street where you won't have to wait long for the rumble of a vintage tram. There are lots of places to visit on the Tramway Street such as Rita’s Tearoom, The Red Lion Pub and Upper Deck Restaurant*, Barnett’s old fashioned sweet shop, Scothern and Williamson gift shop, the Eagle Press and Fredrick’s Ice Cream Parlour and refreshments.
The street scene gives a perfect backdrop to show case the historic tram collection and also comes to life during many of our period events such as the 1940s, Edwardian and the Rock and Roll weekend or many of the visiting car clubs throughout the year.
The Crich Tramway Village, one of the best days out in Derbyshire http://www.tramway.co.uk