Sometimes misspelt as Sheriffs Lodge

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As there is simply so much on offer here in Derbyshire this page is filled with links to other sites that offer greater detail than can be captured on these few pages.

The links are as diverse as possible from local authority travel planners to where hire a pony for the day. If, on your surfing travels, you come across a site that would benefit from inclusion here then please let us know and we'll add it in.

Click HERE to see a list of current activities here in the Peak District

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Stately Homes
Chatsworth House
we have discounted tickets available for Chatsworth that are 2.00 per person off the full entry price! Just ask
Kedleston Hall
Hardwick Hall

Wingfield Manor


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Chatsworth House
A stunning stately home occupied buy the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire - less than 15 minutes away. You'll need a weekend to do it justice. The house is amazing but in addition there is a vast estate to explore, a top notch Garden Centre, an appetite stimulating Farm Shop - like Fortnum & Mason on speed - and a children's play area with working farm and adventure playground
If you wish to visit this National Treasure then please let us know as we have discount tickets available that will save you 2 per person on the entry price

and click here to see just what's happening from now until march 2011

Jane Eyre filmed at Haddon Hall in 2006

The Other Boleyn Girl was also filmed at Haddon in 2007

Haddon Hall
An ancient house relatively untouched since Henry VIII's day. Set in beautiful surroundings it is less than ten minutes away from our front door.
The highlight is a glorious 14th Century Banqueting Hall complete with minstrels' gallery but there is also a fine oak panelled room with miniature portraits of Henry VII and his Queen, a Tudor period Long Gallery (from which Dorothy Vernon is said to have eloped with her lover, Lord Edward Manners), and some fine gardens
2006 saw a new BBC television series of Jane Eyre filmed at Haddon Hall.
In addition 'The Other Boleyn Girl' was also filmed at Haddon in 2007
Please let us know if you would like to visit this property as we have discount tickets that will save you  1 per person on the entry price

Haddon Hall

The Duchess was filmed at Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall in 2008

Walking and Hiking
Sheriff Lodge is in a prime position to enable all you walkers out there - from long distance specialists to short pub strollers - to take real advantage of the Dark and the White Peaks. 
We have several walks that you can do right from our front door - or, with a little driving, or judicious use of the public transport system that we have in Derbyshire (click here to visit the Derbyshire Journey Planner)- you can take advantage of a superb 25 mile White Peak Challenge developed by John Merrill.
Sheriff Lodge is also amply supplied with maps, guides and even waterproofs. 
If you come back wet then we can get all your gear dried in our drying room!

You might also want to try a self guided cycling tour and we know just the people to call click here to visit Peak Tours cycling holidays

The View from the Garden in high summer

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Restaurants & Places to Eat
Stones Restaurant
Viva - Italian Restaurant

The Gate Inn - a local pub with great classic pub grub and a vibrant atmosphere - and most importantly some great real ales.
Fischers Restaurant
- recently (February 2005) featured in The Daily Telegraph as one of the top 25 restaurants in the country
The Monk Cellar
- cocktail and wine bar
Not far from Matlock is Matlock Bath and there you will find a stunning little restaurant called The Riva
The Black Swan
Idridgehay - a little further afield but well worth a trip. Previously an old coaching inn dating back to 1840, The Black Swan is now a stylish, high quality relaxed Bar/Brasserie.

Hire Facilities
Bakewell Cycle Hire

Matlock Farm Park
- Riding & Trekking

The Black Swan

Restaurant at Matlock Bath



Other Attractions
The Heights of Abraham - cable car and showcaves

Peak Rail
- Steam Railway
Gulliver's Kingdom
- Theme park for 2-13 year olds
The Fishpond - excellent local music venue - Friday nights a speciality
Crich Tramway Museum

Lea Gardens have a unique collection of highly acclaimed rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmias and other plants of interest that have been introduced from the far corners of the world.

The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - Arkwrights Mills
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

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Stones restaurant

  How About Trying Something Completely Different?
Only five minutes away is an opportunity to try your hand at Chocolate Art. Courses are available whilst you enjoy your stay here at Sheriff Lodge
Click here to visit the site 

A little further afield - 40 minutes drive - Alton Towers

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Contact: Kate & Alan Richmond, Sheriff Lodge Guest House, The Dimple, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3JX
Tel 01629 760760  Fax 01629 760860  E-mail