Matlock Bath, a mile south of Matlock itself, became a popular tourist destination in the 19th century as travellers took to the warm spring waters discovered there. It remains an attractive village on one side of the River Derwent. A cable car links the riverside area to the popular Heights of Abraham, a theme park on top of Masson Hill where you can explore caverns and former lead mines and take in the breath-taking views over Derbyshire. There’s Gulliver’s Kingdom to visit too, and the Peak District Mining Museum. Inns and B&Bs in Matlock Bath and the surrounding villages make an ideal base from which to explore the nearby Peak District National Park.