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Heights of Abraham

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Address: Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
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+44 1629 582365
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Derbyshire's oldest visitor attraction, The Heights of Abraham is a unique...

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. Please always check our official website for up to date opening times.

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Started the walk to the Heights of Abraham from the Peak Rail Station car park which is charged. Followed the Masson Hill walk leaflet free from the information point at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Norwich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Started the walk to the Heights of Abraham from the Peak Rail Station car park which is charged. Followed the Masson Hill walk leaflet free from the information point at the station.There were not enough way markers but the walk had stunning views of Matlock, Pic Tor & much more. Unfortunately the Atraction was closed because it was out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My other half and I visited and found the whole experience excellent. The views once you take the sky car up are excellent. The staff of the bar/restaurant were friendly and welcoming and we very much enjoyed the tour of the mines and the stories the guide told with aplomb.

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Thank Trish M
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great afternoon here with the children, great views of the valley and below from the cable cars, VERY hilly but this is not called the Peak District for nothing !!, Interesting cave tour and a pleasant place to eat/drink . lots to keep the children amused, they enjoyed "prospecting" for gold ,.

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Thank Geoff M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tickets are little pricey but all experience is really good ( I was terrify when cabin stop at the middle of way),Heights of Abraham is friendly for kids,and we absolutely loved caves visit!Little museum and shop is very interesting.

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Thank BellaIzabela
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely day out but kinda pricey . Plenty thing to see and amazing view. We park up railway park then walk to cable to in. Went to top. Visit the cave too which is interesting but not suitable for disabled.

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Thank Zara E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The main street has a selection of amusement arcades, pubs, a few shops and a number of fish & chip shops along it's rather short stretch. There are walks across the river (illuminated at night) but very little else besides this. The Heights of Abraham are accessed by a short but scenic cable car ride at a cost of £15... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

It was a lovely summer's day so we decided to take our 8 year old grandson to Heights of Abraham. We had never been before and we were pleasantly surprised how much there was to do and see. We parked up in the large railway car park and took the cable car up. My grandson played on the superb kids... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We had a family get-together in Matlock Bath (9 of us, all adult) and included a visit here as part of the weekend's activities. It proved to be a good choice. All enjoyed the cable car ride, the guided mine tour, and the various displays and exhibitions around the site. Good café as well. I would say that you need... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We took our three granddaughters (aged 9, 8 and almost 7) for their first visit during October half-term week. It was a perfect day, there weren't too many people in the queue ahead of us waiting to pay and then get on the gondola. Our girls were so excited about being in a cable car and the ride across the... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to this attraction, the cable car is fun and lots to do once at the top. Best to do on a dry day.

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