Matlock Bath Illuminations


Situated high above Matlock Bath, Hearthstone Farm offers first class accommodation from which to visit the Matlock Bath Illuminations.

Every year between September to October, the Matlock Bath Venetian Boat Builders’ Association decorate themed models with an array of coloured lights which are then mounted on rowing boats and paraded on the River Derwent every weekend throughout the period. Thousands of people line the banks of the river in Derwent Gardens, giving a carnival atmosphere to this unique and illuminous display.

There is also a fantastic firework display every Saturday. Fireworks nights in 2017 will take place every Saturday evening from 9 September through to 28 October.