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Things to do in Matlock

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Matlock has to offer

Matlock is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

There are plenty of things to do in Matlock, a town on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a family-friendly Matlock day out, filled with enthralling rides and attractions for children. Matlock Farm Park allows you to meet and feed a range of friendly animals.

Lumsdale Falls is a beautiful example of natural beauty, nestled in vibrant woodlands on the town’s outskirts, promising to be a delightful thing to do near Matlock. Be sure to experience the Heights of Abraham, leading you up to a magnificent hilltop park via cable car.

During your visit, take in the scenery of Matlock by strolling around Hall Leys Park and along the banks of the River Derwent. You can then head up Pic Tor and Matlock Bank for spectacular surrounding scenery.

Things to do in Matlock are large in variety when using this handy travel guide.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Train

    Crich Tramway Village

    The National Tramway Museum Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

    Visitors can ride the world-renowned vintage trams through the street. Head out into the countryside to appreciate the remarkable views on offer. Complete with an old-style sweet shop, pub and café.

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  • Gulliver’s Kingdom

    A fantastic day out for the family, Gulliver’s Kingdom offers a range of exhilarating rides and fascinating attractions that adults and children alike will love, all in the stunning setting of the rolling Derbyshire hills.

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  • Kedleston Hall

    This National Trust property and Neo-classical mansion has been inhabited by the Curzon family since the 12th century and showcases a number of incredible paintings and sculptures for visitors to admire.

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  • Matlock Farm Park

    Matlock Farm Park Jaggers Lane Near Two Dales Matlock DE4 5LH

    Set in part of a 600-acre working farm, the park provides a variety of activities for all the family. Animals to see include wallabies, meerkats, llamas, goats, peacocks and sheep, to name a few. The on-site tea room provides a well-earned rest for parents whilst the kids enjoy the playground area.

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  • Heights of Abraham

    The Heights of Abraham

    Set within 60-acres of woodland, this beautiful hilltop country park and show caverns are reached by a scenic cable car journey that offers some spectacular views of the deep limestone gorge beneath.

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