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Matlock

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Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District. The town is twinned with the French town Eaubonne. The former spa resort Matlock Bath lies immediately south of the town on the A6. The civil parish of Matlock Town had a population in the 2011 UK census of 9,543. The population of the wider Matlock urban area is approximately 20,000 (including Darley Dale, Tansley, Hackney and Matlock Bath). The Matlock area is considered to include Wirksworth, owing to the close proximity of the towns. This would bring the area's population closer to 30,000.Matlock is nine miles (14 km) south-west of Chesterfield, and in easy reach of the cities of Derby (19 miles), Sheffield (20 miles), and Nottingham (29 miles); the Greater Manchester conurbation is 30 miles away. Matlock is within the Derbyshire Dales district, which also includes the towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, as well as Wirksworth. The headquarters of Derbyshire County Council are in the town.
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Heights of Abraham ©
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Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath
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Duration: 4 hours
Gulliver's Kingdom ©
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Gulliver's Kingdom Matlock Bath
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Duration: 2 hours
Cromford Canal ©
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Trentham Gardens ©
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Trentham Gardens Trentham
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Hidden gems in Matlock

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Matlock Farm Park
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Lea Gardens ©
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Historic Sites in Matlock

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St John The Baptist Church Matlock Bath
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cromford Mill Cromford
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Leawood Pump House
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Lumsdale Valley ©
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Lumsdale Valley
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Matlock

Hollies Farm Plant Centre ©
Garden
Hollies Farm Plant Centre Bonsall
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Duration: 30 minutes
Whitworth Park ©
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Whitworth Park Darley Dale
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
The Play Mill ©
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The Play Mill Cromford
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Derwent Gardens ©
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Derwent Gardens Matlock Bath
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Museums in Matlock

Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills ©
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Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Matlock Bath
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Duration: 2 hours
The Old Lock Up Art Gallery ©
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The Old Lock Up Art Gallery Cromford
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Duration: 30 minutes
Masson Mills Shopping Village ©
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Masson Mills Shopping Village Matlock Bath
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Red House Stables and Carriage Museum ©
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Red House Stables and Carriage Museum
3.2
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