Matlock Bath, a.k.a. Little Switzerland

Matlock Bath is situated in the Peak District in Derbyshire, in the heart of England. In 1698 warm springs were discovered and a bath house was built. As the waters became better known, access was improved by the building of the bridge into Old Matlock and in 1783, the opening of a new entrance at the south of the valley. Lord Byron was a visitor, Byron comparing it with alpine Switzerland, leading to a nickname of Little Switzerland.

Matlock Bath is now a designated conservation area, and there are great views from the Heights Of Abraham cable car ride!

Hope you enjoy the photos.


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