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Heights of Abraham

Sat Nav, Matlock Bath DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: SatNav-DE43NT One of Derbyshire's first tourist attractions, the Heights of Abraham is a unique Hilltop Park, reached by a spectacular cable car... more » Owner description: SatNav-DE43NT One of Derbyshire's first tourist attractions, the Heights of Abraham is a unique Hilltop Park, reached by a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley. Pay just one price and once you are at the summit enjoy exciting underground tours of two spectacular Show Caverns as well as Exhibitions, Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots, Terrace Cafe and Vista Bar & Restaurant all with stunning views across the surrounding Peak District. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Derby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We parked near the railway station which has lots of space even at peak times Taking the cable car up ,a cafe area at the summit and a trip down under ground. There is also a tower for a viewing platform,but the steps inside are not for those with a fear of heights or in heels Overall its a good... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The cost does not justified the brill day out we had there worth every penny even the cafe didn't over charge like most do the cable car is lovely journey in its self seeing the whole of matlock bath and a better when at the top the tour of the cave is not to be missed plenty of seating area... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The £14 for the cable car may seem a bit steep, but when you get to the top, the view is amazing and it is easy to spend an afternoon here. The trips down the mines are very interesting (though be aware there are quite a few stairs for the Great Masson Cavern), and the museum bit is interesting. We... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Me and hubby (in our early 30's) liked it but wish we had bought a child with us to fully appreciate it!

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Nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I have just sent this email to thank everyone at the Heights of Abraham: "Last Saturday a group off 11 of us came to the Heights of Abraham for afternoon tea as part of a hen weekend (Tracey's). I wanted to email you to thank you for the excellent service we received. We really can't tell you how impressed we... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A brilliant way to spend a full day, we took a picnic and found plenty of places to eat with stunning views, the mine tours are very informative and well worth doing, the whole place is spotlessly clean, very steep in places but handrails are in place.cable car is fab

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want a fun and interesting day out in the Derbyshire countryside, come here. The cable car takes you up to dazzling heights over the Matlock area (great view of Riber castle too). Go explore the lead caves or play with the kiddies in the woodland area! Lovely restaurant overlooking the countryside. Special thanks to Steve, who was our... More

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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Really nice place for a day out. Not overly commercial at all, lots to do and is beautiful with amazing views. The cavern tours are fascinating and the staff extremely knowledgeable and appeared to be passionate about caving and the history of mining. Had a beautiful custard slice in the restaurant and ice cream delicious also. Well worth the money... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a great day out, the cable cars are amazing the views of Matlock are lovely, there is so much to do and you could easily spend all day up there if you wanted. A must do are the caves there are two cave systems up on the mountain and you need to do them both they are amazing and... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a lovely day out with step daughter and step grandchildren. I was nervous on the cable car as was their mother but teenagers loved it. Great views. Restaurant food was good and view from outside added to ambiance. We enjoyed the one mine visit, you could go to two and enjoy walks around attraction. Lots to do for... More

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