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Matlock Bath Illuminations

Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
316124382
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Great place shame about the car psrk

Great place to visit and the cable car is an excellent attraction. The downside was the car park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WhatNoBiscuits
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Lovely, Traditional “seaside” place!

Quaint Victorian town with a definite seaside feel. The Main Street very pretty with interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clarkesmith5
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, Matlock, England
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"illuminated boats"
in 29 reviews
"fireworks display"
in 8 reviews
"nice evening"
in 7 reviews
"family tradition"
in 4 reviews
"every saturday"
in 3 reviews
"coloured lights"
in 3 reviews
"parking space"
in 4 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
in 3 reviews
"an adult"
in 3 reviews
"stalls"
in 23 reviews
"fairground"
in 4 reviews
"amusement"
in 6 reviews
"derwent"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit and the cable car is an excellent attraction. The downside was the car park with numerous bays occupied by travellers and caravans. We had to park a mile away. Maybe as a council and tourist centre they should offer a park...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint Victorian town with a definite seaside feel. The Main Street very pretty with interesting little shops. Children loved the arcade and tucked opposite behind the water, over the bridge and turn right, Lovely new sand filled park area. Be careful of steep uneven stairs...More

Thank clarkesmith5
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The illuminations were really well done and seemed very popular! Definitely worth a visit, although I expected more decorations throughout the park.

1  Thank Bethany-Anne2108
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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
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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

4  Thank Mummyofthreemonkeys
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank alvinnightingale
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gemmakgeraghty
29 October 2017|
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Response from GAZBO1962 | Reviewed this property |
under 5 are free
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Cheryl M
25 October 2017|
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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
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