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The Old Lockup

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The Old Lockup

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
46 North End, Matlock, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDovedale National Nature Reserve26 min drive
  • Popular LocationPeak District National Park Authority28 min drive
  • Popular LocationChatsworth House30 min drive
  • AirportEast Midlands (EMA)50 min drive

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About this area


The Old Lockup is located in Matlock. Gulliver's Kingdom and Crich Tramway Village are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit East Midlands Designer Outlet and Chesterfield Market. Lumsdale Valley and Denby Pottery are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, windsurfing and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing.

What's nearby

  • Cromford Mill - 4 min drive
  • Leawood Pumphouse - 8 min drive
  • Dovedale National Nature Reserve - 26 min drive
  • Peak District National Park Authority - 28 min drive
  • Chatsworth House - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Cromford Station - 7 min drive
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 50 min drive


  • Le Mistral Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Coffee Drop - 5 min walk
  • The Black's Head - 5 min walk
  • Greyhound Hotel Cromford - 4 min drive
  • Parkys Eatery - 4 min drive

About this property

The Old Lockup

3-star guesthouse in Matlock with free parking
This smoke-free guesthouse features free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. This guesthouse has 4 rooms.
The Old Lockup offers 4 forms of accommodation.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 4 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Dogs welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash

Property is also known as

Old Lockup Inn Matlock
Old Lockup Matlock
The Old Lockup Matlock
The Old Lockup Guesthouse
The Old Lockup Guesthouse Matlock

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 55 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 55 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 55 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 55 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 55 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property is full of character. We stayed in the Magistrates Room and loved it. Breakfast was amazing. Proprietor, Tim, was very friendly and also knowledgeable re the local area and very picturesque walks. Will definitely be visiting again and possibly stay in the Solicitors Room next time. Definitely recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place!
The Old Lock Up was a real gem! The bed was super comfortable, breakfast was delicious and Tim was a great host. We would love to come back!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
great place, only two things need attention.
The Old Lockup is a unique place to stay, alot of effort has been done to keep it authentic to Its history. An enjoyable place, Tim was a friendly host! We were in the Magistrates Room which was great (lovely brickwork), however the only thing we would say is the Mattress needs replacing (I still have a bad neck and back unfortunately from it) as the springs were close to the surface, and the bathroom door needs replacing! We appreciated Tim wanted to keep the bathroom door looking authentic to match the room but the lack of privacy for if you were wanting to visit the toilet was.....awkward! Breakfast was good too, and Tim was accommodating with our doggie Minnie-thankyou!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Characterful place with charm and great breakfast
This was our first post-lockdown stay in a B&B and it was really very good. Very well managed and the sensible precautions didn't detract from the quality of the place or from the quirky atmosphere. Breakfast was excellent and lots of choice. Wirksworth is a great little town, not over-touristy and we enjoyed staying there, plenty of decent places to eat and drink.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020