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Parking and park & ride

General parking

Car parking is available in Matlock Bath at the:

Please note that on fireworks nights car parks in and around Matlock Bath are likely to be full several hours before the Illuminations start.  Please consider the park and ride option (below).

There are coach parking bays in the Station Car Park.  This costs £5.00 for every 3 hours.

  • Nearby Matlock is well served by car parks and the regular train service runs from there to Matlock Bath. 

    Matlock car parks include the 192-space Station Car Park (DE4 3NA) right next to the train and bus station.

Park & Ride

A Park & Ride service operates from 5pm to 10.30pm on Saturdays throughout the 2020 season from the following location:

  • Cromford Meadows, Cromford (dropping off at Pavilion Car Park, Matlock Bath)
    (Sat Nav - DE4 3RQ / 53.110300,-1.553536)

Cost (return journey)

  • Adult: £2
  • Child: £1
  • Under 5s: Free

It is advisable to use the Park & Ride service after 5pm as the car parks in Matlock Bath may be full.

Shuttle Bus

A Shuttle Bus Service will operate between 5pm and 10.30pm on October Saturdays only from Bay 5 at Matlock Bus Station, Station Yard, Matlock (Sat Nav - DE4 3NA) - drops off near Memorial Gardens, which means a 0.3 mile walk to the Illuminations along North Parade, taking in the village's many takeaway eateries, shops, pubs and entertainment arcades. The shuttle bus service does not operate on the final Sunday of the season (27 October).

Cost (return journey)

  • Adult: £2
  • Child: £1
  • Under 5s: Free

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our 2020 season. Contact us for more information about sponsorship of Matlock Bath Illuminations nights. Email illuminations@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or call 01629 761 224.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 114
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