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The Peak District town of Matlock is divided neatly into two; the main town radiating out from the river Derwent crossing opposite the railway station and Matlock Bath spread out along the gorge to the south. Whereas Matlock itself seems solid and Victorian with neat stone houses going in rows up the hill. Matlock Bath has a more frivolous air with whitewashed Peak District cottages dotted along the hillside. Overlooking it all is the gigantic folly that is Riber Castle, built in the 1860's

Go & Stay It’s an odd thing to meander through the Peak District’s rolling green hills and quintessential English villages and then arrive at the Russian Cottage. Clad in dark wood with white decorative surrounds, this chocolate-box cottage was inspired by an intricate model gifted to Chatsworth Estate by a Russian tsar. Hidden from sight... Read more »