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Heights of Abraham

A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Tip: book a full day parking.

This attraction is a very nice place to visit on holiday. It's fun, interesting and family... read more

Reviewed today
Cam H
via mobile
An interesting few hours

The cable car is only part of this attraction and there is plenty to do and see at the top. We... read more

Reviewed today
Michelle M
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Derbyshire's oldest visitor attraction, The Heights of Abraham is a unique Hilltop Park reached by a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley. When you arrive at the summit you have free access to exciting underground tours of two spectacular Show Caverns as well as Exhibitions, Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots, Cafe and Vista Restaurant - all with stunning views across the surrounding Peak District.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cave tour” (199 reviews)
“masson cavern” (138 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
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"prospect tower"
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"fantastic views"
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"punch judy show"
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"lead mines"
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"scared of heights"
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"railway station"
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"matlock bath station"
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"adventure playground"
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"included in the price"
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"few hours"
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"value for money"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This attraction is a very nice place to visit on holiday. It's fun, interesting and family friendly! Dog friendly 🐕. Just some advice: allow time for parking. We came in and found ourselves in a long queue 🙄. We had booked a 2 hour parking...More

Thank Cam H
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Reviewed today

The cable car is only part of this attraction and there is plenty to do and see at the top. We visited on a busy day in the school holidays but still managed to park in the station car park and walk to the base...More

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking good in the railway station car park adjacent to the site - just follow the signs. Cable car well organised and modern looking cars. Quite expensive. Superb views on the way up and at the top. Catering good if you decide not to lug...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A fabulous hair-raising cable car ride up to the very interesting park at the top. The price is also hair raising at £17 per head for a return trip. It takes 5 minutes tops including a scary stop halfway up and down while other cars...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great cable car journey followed by funny and informative cave-mine tour. Our kids liked it and took notice of the guide which, for us, is no mean trick! Just enough effort to make it your own, but not too much as to spoil the day....More

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views to match the weather whilst we were there but the cost of using the cable cars (almost £40 for 2 adults) is extortionate. I wouldn’t expect to pay those kind of rates in London. This is a real shame as it is depriving...More

Thank ForceMajeure101
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well run and friendly day out, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. In particular our cave guide Chris stood out, giving us an entertaining tour and really making our very shy 7 year old daughter feel special, it takes a lot for...More

Thank chickyvic79
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a party of six - grandparents, parents and two little girls - and we all enjoyed our day. The cable car ride was thrilling, the girls enjoyed the playground and we all enjoyed the trip underground in Massons lead mine. A bonus was...More

Thank Gill V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with my family including a relative with some mobility problems and it could not have been better ! The staff were very helpful reassuring whilst getting on and off the cable car. At the top instead of having to wait outside whilst we did...More

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not my favourite trip as i don't like heights however the kids loved the cable car trip, the play ground and the food and ice creams. Very helpful staff and very well presented and run overall.

Thank Amy J
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QUEENIO
2 August 2018|
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Response from Penny F | Reviewed this property |
They offer NHS discount if that helps just take a badge
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28 July 2018|
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Response from philipjay33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi in one of the caves the lady turns the light of to show you how they used to walk but it’s fine she does warn you. You only have to mind your head in a few places which is fine. There a a lot of steps but not in one are... More
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tim l
19 July 2018|
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Response from Renate T | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hours, £5.50 to park all day at the railway station
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