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“good fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham
Sat Nav DE43NT, Matlock Bath DE4 3PD, England
+44 1629 582365
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Matlock Bath
Type: Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

excellent day in matlock...didnt know this place existed...cable cars are scary!!!!...but fun!.....nice day all round...lime mines a musat too!!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just spent a very enjoyable family half-day here (and Matlock Bath) and can recommend a visit.
Nevertheless felt it could've been so much better with a few changes.
First, lower the prices - 2 adults + child cost me £35 - not extortionate, but enough to make you keep asking "am I getting my money's worth ?" throughout the trip which inevitably taints the experience. Surely £20-£25 would be more reasonable.
Second, the guide did a fine job on the cavern trip but had limited material to work with. I fully appreciate it was a working mine but it could do with enhancing to bring the guide's narrative to life. Why not copy the Black Country museum - period figurines in situ, sound effects, etc. - surely tremendous added value for a small outlay.

Visited October 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had a really enjoyable day here, the ride up and down in the cable car was quite something. Not good for anyone with walking issues as it is on a hill top.

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Kent, England
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12 attraction reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Expensive for what you get, cable car is good but £39 for a family of 4? Cave trips included but only short tours. Views are very nice, otherwise overall not worth the money in my opinion.

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Walsall, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Smashing day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Definitely our best day out whilst holidaying around Matlock. Make sure you put enough money in the meter at the car park - you can easily spend 4 - 5 hours on your visit.

We all enjoyed the cable car ride to get to the top. Nice cake and coffee in the restaurant followed by a 30 minute guided tour of the Masson Cavern with it's light show. Plenty of fun in the play areas, and then a visit to the Rutland Cavern with it's audio visual presentation.

The staff were all very helpful and knowledgable. Good value family ticket at £39 - highly recommended day out.

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