Matlock Bath Illuminations & Magical Peaks

4 Days Half Board* by Coach

Held deep in the Derwent Valley, and originally inspired by a young Princess Victoria in the 1800s, the Matlock Bath Illuminations have become a popular and spectacular event each Autumn. 

*Includes lunch instead of dinner on Illuminations day.

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Today the event includes a colourful parade of decorated and illuminated boats floating serenely along the River Derwent, floodlit cliffs and a firework finale.

Your Excursions

Half day & evening: After lunch we head for the tourist centre of Buxton, with its gracious 18th century crescents and terraces. We continue to Matlock Bath where there is time to explore this pretty

resort, before watching the parade of illuminated and decorated boats pass along the River Derwent and enjoying the entertainment that takes place in Derwent Gardens all topped off by a spectacular firework display.

Full day: A superb scenic day touring the limestone White Peak area of the Peak District with its deep dales, underground caverns and fields edged with drystone walls. We visit Castleton, overlooked by Mam Tor, the ‘shivering mountain’. Beneath a ruined hilltop castle, the village is surrounded by underground show-caves, where semi-precious Blue John Stone is mined. We continue to Ladybower Reservoir – the Dambuster’s training ground - before returning over the famous Snake Pass.

Strathdon Hotel, Nottingham

Strathdon Hotel, Nottingham

This modern, purpose-built hotel is situated within walking distance of the historic centre of Nottingham.

*** (AA)

• Conservatory lounge bar, bar, restaurant • En-suite bedrooms • Lift

*Includes lunch instead of dinner on Illuminations day.

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  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accomodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

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