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Matlock Bath Illuminations

Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
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It was amazing, it was mine and my partners 1st day out together we loved every minute of the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
catherine o
Rotherham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Overpriced and over crowded

Matlock Bath could be a beautiful little town, if it weren't for the 20 or so fish and chip shops... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

It was amazing, it was mine and my partners 1st day out together we loved every minute of the day.. I will be back again and Again.

Thank catherine o
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Matlock Bath could be a beautiful little town, if it weren't for the 20 or so fish and chip shops, tattoo parlours and tacky souvenir outlets. As for the illuminations... well let's just say they weren't particularly illuminating. The town itself could make much more...More

2  Thank Mummyofthreemonkeys
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is highly recommended , the boats were very limited this year only 10 I think ? But they need more if this is to carry on Defo go again , loved it

Thank Kev A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I lived in matlock all my life and it never changed but after 15 years of not going I can finally say it was different the frog across the river had gone! No enough viewing places for boats worse than it use to be! Fair...More

Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Travelled up to Matlock to see the illuminations. We used the park and ride which was a good idea as Matlock Bath was jam packed at 5pm. The entrance to the event is a bit narrow and there are some slippery bridges to navigate which...More

Thank Clarkeboy
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The illuminations of the boats on the river are for all ages and are a really nice sight. This was followed by a very good firework display. There were rides for the smaller children. Stalls round the river of Hot chocolate, coffee etc and food....More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We arrived early so we could park find a parking spot and at four a clock everywhere was packed. The weather was very bad and the two young children were fed up waiting in the rain. May be thee event organiser could have made some...More

Thank alvinnightingale
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

1st time here really enjoyed it. Illuminations were fantastic. Wish they were on earlier for the younger children as a lot were tired after a long hot day. Fireworks were brilliant too well worth the price of a ticket.

Thank kev_dean_13
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We give thanks to Derbyshire Dale’s council for supporting this venue. We overall despite storm Brian doing his very best to spoil the event enjoyed our time there. We could see the massive amount of work that had gone into the boats and admire the...More

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We booked online the day before. Website stated it starts at 6pm. We arrived at 5.30pm to get a good viewing position. At 7.45pm we left having still not seen a thing! Waste of time and very badly organised. Whilst we had tickets no one...More

1  Thank Joe K
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29 October 2017|
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Response from GAZBO1962 | Reviewed this property |
under 5 are free
Cheryl M
25 October 2017|
Response from DerbyshireDalesDC | Property representative |
The only day left of the Illuminations decorated boats and entertainment is this Saturday 28th October which is by pre-booked ticket only. There are some lights around Derwent Gardens which can be viewed during the week... More
4 September 2017|
Response from DerbyshireDalesDC | Property representative |
Hi, if you're thinking of getting a taxi we would recommend that you book one beforehand. One of the local taxi companies will be able to advise you.