A Gastronomic Adventure

THE unique charm of Matlock Bath has attracted visitors for centuries.

Its limestone cliffs and steep wooded slopes earned it the affectionate sobriquet ‘Little Switzerland’, whilst its warm thermal springs caused it to become a renowned spa resort, particularly in the late 18th century when visitors flocked to sample the healing properties of its waters.

It was following the discovery of the first thermal spring here in 1698 that the village began to develop. As the trend for ‘taking the waters’ grew, more thermal baths opened alongside grand buildings such as the New Bath Hotel, which was built in 1745…

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