- Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:56
Buckingham Palace have confirmed the route the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be taking tomorrow (Thursday 10 July) on their visit to Matlock, Lea Bridge and Chatsworth House.
The Royal couple will arrive at Matlock Station by train some time after 10am and crowds are welcome to gather in the District Council's Station car park, which is closed to cars from 6pm today (Wednesday).
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will then transfer to a Royal car, which will turn right into Derwent Way and follow the A6 along Dale Road, Matlock Dale, Matlock Bath and Cromford before taking the river road to Lea Mills, where they will visit John Smedley Ltd.
They will return the same way, driving through Matlock town centre some time after 11.30am – taking a "wrong way" route over Matlock Bridge (under police guidance), before journeying on along the A6 through Darley Dale onto Rowsley, where they will take the Chatsworth Road for an expected 12 noon arrival at one of Britain's foremost stately homes.
- Anyone wanting to see the Royal couple on Thursday is urged to plan ahead and allow plenty of time. Arrive in Matlock before 9.30am and at Chatsworth House no later than 11am, as the car parks at both locations will be extremely busy.