It was a small village in medieval times, but rose to prosperity when a thermal springs was discovered there in 1698, and it underwent renovation as a fashionable spa town.
Today, Matlock is known for its architecture, history, its Victorian public park, and public schools.
People Born in Matlock
Matlock in People's Lives
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Jane Eyre.