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Matlock Victorian Christmas Market

6th – 8th December 2019

Now in it’s 24th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market has become a major event in the town’s calendar.

Over the weekend Hall Leys Park is transformed into a traditional Victorian Market, with over 200 stalls and in recent years has included a continental style food market selling a wide range of interesting and tasty Christmas treats.

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Matlock Bath Illuminations

7th September – 27th October 2019

When the summer comes to an end in the Derbyshire Dales, there’s always still plenty to do, and one of the most popular attractions during the Autumn months is Matlock Bath Illuminations.

This immensely popular family event is visited by approximately 100,000 visitors each year to watch the unique display of illuminated boats traversing up and down the Derwent River at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath.

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Upcoming Events at Chatsworth

Summer and Autumn 2019

Chatsworth House and Gardens, and indeed the whole Estate is a fantastic place to visit.  It has something for everybody including Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground.  The House, Gardens and Playground have daily activities, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then there’s events all year round.  We’ve compiled a list of what’s coming up over the summer months and into autumn, and don’t forget Chatsworth always does something special for Christmas. Read more about upcoming events at Chatsworth

Chatsworth House and Gardens

If you’re planning a visit to Derbyshire and the Peak District, then Chatsworth House and Gardens provide a great day out for all ages.

There are references to a manor in the Chatsworth area in the Domesday book, back then it was called Chetel’s-worth, meaning “the Court of Chetel”.

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Monsal Trail

After a £2m restoration scheme, the Monsal Trail an 81/2 mile stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Blackwell Junction near Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years. Continue reading

Cycling

Peak District cycling has routes for all the family. If you haven’t cycled for a long time, then opt for cycle hire in the Peak District on a fun and easy-going route for all ages and abilities. Continue reading