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A few hours in Matlock and Deception Escape Room, Peak District Review

A few hours in Matlock and Deception Escape Room, Peak District Review


Our last day in the Peak District we spent the morning wandering the town before our booked escape room. 

If you ignore the extensive and busy roads winding through the whole town it was pretty green as a whole. 

The bubbling stream running through gave the area a refreshing atmosphere.

The little town is full of picturesque yellow stone buildings.

We took a walk through the well maintained park next to our B&B.

I really liked the Harry Potter knock off shop Punnydukes. A lot of care was taken to make the shop floor feel charmingly authentic, aside from the effort to get the relevant copyright.

The interior is segregated into several colourful rooms.

Deception Escape Room

I’m always a fan of a good escape room and anywhere outside of London is bound to be relatively reasonably priced. We opted for the Jilted? room where we had to find out what happened to a bride after her bridal party left her.

Before we started the room we had a few puzzles to play around with.

We could hear the sounds of drilling as builders were creating new escape rooms.

The room itself was of average difficulty. It wasn’t very straightforward and there were a number of bigger puzzles which required extensive mathematical work.

I wasn’t really a fan ultimately of the theme and I didn’t like how it ended when we were almost stuck by misremembering one tiny detail. When it comes to big puzzles I only like them when you can take all the items and place it easily in one place to think through; ones where you have to re-travel everywhere and carefully write down every detail can frustrate me. 

Jilted? wasn’t the best escape room for me since I didn’t enjoy the story very much and there were too many big puzzles which took a lot of time to work through. I prefer my escape rooms to have a wide number of puzzles of several difficulty levels and items that you have to turn the room upside down to locate. 

I would say that Deception Escape rooms is better for those who enjoy puzzles more than the rooms.



Website: https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/explore/towns-and-villages/matlock

Address: Matlock, Wales

Deception Escape Rooms

Website: https://www.deceptionescaperooms.com/

Address: 23 Firs Parade, Matlock DE4 3AS

Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:30 (Mon – Fri), 10:00 – 20:30 (Sat – Sun)

Cost: £20.00 pp


Website: https://punnydukes.myshopify.com/

Address: Unit 1, The Courtyard, 2 Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3LT

Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00 (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

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