Visitors can enjoy the view of a 60-acre hilltop park from 554 feet near Matlock Bath
Brits who want a slice of the Swiss mountains might not need to travel too far.
The village of Matlock Bath in the Peak District has a hilltop park which can be reached by cable car and offers stunning views of the British countryside from 554ft at the top of Masson Hill.
Visitors might be fooled for a second that they are in an alpine resort when enjoying the incredible views of the Heights of Abraham Park in the quaint village nicknamed “Little Switzerland.” Manchester evening news reports.
Matlock Bath may only have around 700 residents but was developed into one of the country’s premier tourist destinations.
The property opened to the public in 1787 and visitors can still walk the original paths through the park and enjoy the lush setting of 60 acres of land.
Hidden among the park’s trees is a quaint thatched cottage, originally built in 1801 as a resting place for tourists walking up the hill.
The walls of the building are made of tufa, which consists of calcified organic material such as twigs, leaves and snail shells.
At one of the park’s highest points is Tinker’s Mine Shaft, which reflects the property’s industrial past and also makes an excellent vantage point.
After a workout, visitors can enjoy food and drinks at the Vista Restaurant overlooking the Derwent Valley.
For history buffs, daily tours of the estate’s two underground caves are available, where you can learn about their 350-million-year history.
There’s entertainment for all the family – children can follow a butterfly trail or play in an adventure playground, while older visitors can visit the exhibitions in the Masson Pavilion.
Jewelry lovers can purchase jewelry made from Blue John Stone, a mineral unique to the area and quarried in the village of Castleton.
Tickets are £23 online for adults, children aged 5-15 are £15 online, while a family ticket for two adults and two children is £69 online. Tickets can be bought at the gate but can be more expensive.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-village-known-little-switzerland-27144702 Known as "Little Switzerland," the British village features cable cars and incredible views