Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Wow! What a beautiful place!

We are MapTrotting

On our way home from Derbyshire, we popped into one last place for a quick wander.

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A small town between Derby and Buxton instantly reminded me of a seaside town. The seaside was nowhere to be seen, but yet something in this town reminded me of a typical English coastal place… maybe it was the local chippies, or the architecture, or the hairy bikers, but most likely the Amusements on the main street! Later I had a little read about the used to be spa town and found out that in the Victorian era Matlock Bath developed its inland ‘seaside’ resort image that it still carries today. I dare say, my observations were rather insightful!

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Incredibly green and hilly Maltock Bath is a designated conservation area and has been mentioned in Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein’: “We proceeded to Matlock (Bath), which was our next place of rest. The country in the neighbourhood…

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