Matlock Things to Do
Matlock is a unique town in the United Kingdom. Whether you’ve been to the UK before or not, here are a handful of different things you can do while visiting Matlock.
If you arrive in Matlock via the train station (which is one of the most popular methods outside of just driving in with a rental car), you’ll walk right onto the main street, which has a nice collection of shops, storefronts, and cafes for you to take in.
Hall Leys Park
The park is located in the center of the town making it great for a stroll or to bring a packed lunch. Additionally, boats are available for rent here, so you can use a canoe-style boat or something with less of a tipping potential (which is a better idea if unfamiliar with water sports).
Chatsworth House Garden
The Chatsworth House garden is a rather large area with a beautiful collection of plants. It has been used in several films and shows, including the old BBC “Chronicles of Narnia” TV show. Stop by and just enjoy the walk for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
Do note that there are several different Chatsworth houses, usually identified via a number. The house garden is located in house 4. However, the other three houses bring individual elements you might like, including beautiful interiors and old arched bridges.
Matlock Bath War Memorial
It isn’t a very large war memorial, but located in the Town Promenade you’ll find a tastefully constructed memorial statue. It originally went up during the World War I and listed those from the town who died in the war. During WWI, entire towns were kept together, so if one particular unit was hit hard in fighting, a single town often lost a large number of its young men.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Matlock.