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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
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Blackpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on Sunday 19th October 2014. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Heights of Abraham. There is lots to see and do. The cable car ride was smooth and half way up the car stopped for a short while to enable us to get some fantastic photographs. Once at the top the views accross Derbshire are totally stunning.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The cable car ride to the top gives you some breathtaking views - especially when you stop half way up! The 30min trip down the cave is well worth it too, but not pushchair friendly. The cafe is clean and sells some reasonably priced drinks and snacks, and has a microwave for warming baby food - very handy! There's also... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The entrance fee is very good for what is offered.......a cable car ride, cave tour and fab views. Childrens play area, eating area, Heights of Abraham is one to visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A truly stunning experience, after travelling up the hillside, by cable car, we started our day off by visiting the viewing tower and looking at the magnificent views over the town of Matlock and the Derbyshire Dales. we then enjoyed a light lunch and coffee in the cafe, before taking a guided tour through the caves and caverns, the guide... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

After travelling up by cable car we went into the caves, the guide was very informative and the tour enjoyable. Above ground are plenty of viewing platforms with amazing views of the area. Children also have a good play area.

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Ipswich
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ive never been on a cable car as I don't particularly like heights but we were on holiday and I thought it was a good time to try it as the weather was good. It was a very good experience and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's truly an stunning experience. Group of friends visited with various interests but everybody liked it so much. A must visit place.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to The Heights of Abraham. Not the best day weather wise, but views stunning. Enjoyed the Cave Tours, made interesting by our very friendly guide Gemma. What a refreshing personality! Happy Days Gemma!! Did find the walk to the lower cave taxing. Very steep pathway in places! You've been warned!!*! Lovely hot drinks and food selection... More

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Lichfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised that the Heights of Abraham had more to offer than I realised. Cable car ride up to the caverns offered great views of Matlock and the restaurant at the top the same, good food too and cakes! With two cavern areas to visit and with interesting tours guides (Zak and Ken) these were the highlight. The other... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Expensive - £42 per family - but unique. Cable cars are exciting way to get there & back, 2 cavern tours, 2 decent play areas, great views, good photo gallery & rocks & gems shop, lovely café. We paid for 4 hours parking & only just managed to see & do everything in that time.

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