FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
In the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, Matlock and its near neighbor Matlock Bath are former spa towns compressed into a narrow gorge on the River Derwent. Some surviving Regency buildings in Matlock testify to its former importance, although it's less impressive an ensemble than that presented by Buxton. The surroundings, however, are particularly beautiful.
The Matlock River Illuminations,
a flotilla of lighted boats, shimmers after dark on weekends between September and late October, along the still waters of the Derwent.
In Bakewell, a medieval bridge crosses the winding River Wye in five graceful arches, and the 9th-century Saxon cross that stands outside the...
Buxton makes a good base for Peak District excursions, but it has its own attractions as well. The town's spa days left a notable legacy of...