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The Old Lockup


The Award winning Old Lock-Up was built in 1842 and the Chapel in 1812 and is situated on the edge of the Anglo Saxon town of Wirksworth with glorious views to the rear. It offers historically unique luxury accommodation in a Magistrate´s House, Coach House and Gothic Chapel. All are furnished to a very high standard with antique beds and many extras provided. It has excellent cuisine using local produce; homemade bread and guests can relax in the double spa bath and afterwards in the Victorian lounge featuring an open fire.

What makes a stay at The Old Lockup unique?

Built in 1842, The Old Lockup served first as a magistrate's house and then as a police station for 100 years. The Magistrates Room would have housed a man charged with upholding the law before the police moved from London to Shire County in the 1850s. The Solicitors' Room was set aside so that the lawyer could talk to his client in private. The Coach-house, where once the Inspector stabled his horses. 

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Old Lockup?

The Old Lockup has been carefully renovated to blend its original historic features with modern comforts. The four spacious en suite bedrooms are individually styled and decorated and come fully fitted to make your stay home from home.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Matlock area?

The Old Lockup is the ideal location for exploring the unique landscape of the countryside of Derbyshire, walking or cycling on the High Peak Trail, or enjoying the many water sports on offer at the nearby Carsington Reservoir.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

A wide-ranging breakfast menu is availble, offering something for everyone. Special dietary requirements can be met and evening meals are also available to encourage guests to do nothing but soak up the atmosphere. Eating out is easy, with a variety of restaurants and pubs just a few minutes' walk away.

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Free WiFi


The Old Lockup

A great welcome from our host Tim who couldn't have been more helpful. I lovely quirky B&B converted from the old police station with lots of memorabilia. Our room was really nice and comfortable and the meals, breakfast (very good), and we had an evening meal (excellent), all in all a top place...

The Old Lockup

We stayed here for 2 nights in early May and were made very welcome by the host, who is a very good cook! The house is comfortable and clean, Wirksworth is an interesting place and gives easy access to the Peak District. We recommend this B&B strongly. Martin and Ann from Market Harborough

The Old Lockup

Great welcome with china tea cups and home made cake. Stayed in Magistrates Room with carved oak bed, crisp white bed linen. Exposed brick wall and proper old fashioned wallpaper. Beautiful piping hot breakfast - great attention to detail.

The Old Lockup

Clean. Host was genial and co-operative. Excellent contact with us before we arrived. Provided an evening meal at a good price. Plenty of choices and very tasty.

The Old Lockup

A very welcoming host and dogs welcome for a small fee. A venue with history and interest with many original features and artefacts. Excellent home cooked food.

The Old Lockup

Quaint accommodation, nice setting, friendly proprietor, good food. Lots of nice walks nearby. Romantic and definitely worth a visit.

The Old Lockup

Clean and comfortable and owner Tim does everything he can to help. Home made cake and bread plus lots of choice at breakfast.

The Old Lockup

Excellent accommodation, good location. Friendly warm service (landlord). Excellent home cooked food.

The Old Lockup

Lovely B&B. Nice hands on owner and the whole place is beautifully neat and tidy.

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Facilities & information


Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Piano Bars

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink


Bicycling, Cycling

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Recommended walks

Extra info

Room Prices From: £40.00

Room Prices To: £45.00

Single occupancy prices from: £60.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £70.00

Dinner Available: Yes

Dinner Price From: £25.00

Vendor Accreditation: enjoyEngland 5 Star, AA 5 Star Guest Accommodation

Number of rooms: 4

Arrival information and directions

Address: 46 North End, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, MatlockDE4 4FG, United Kingdom

A6 to Cromford, B5035 into Wirksworth.

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