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Heights of Abraham

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Address: Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1629 582365
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Cable Car ride leads to the attaractions at the top

Have to take the cable car to the top from where one could see the spectacular caves. There are two play areas for the children, exhibitions, shops etc. Also have a Punch and Judy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have to take the cable car to the top from where one could see the spectacular caves. There are two play areas for the children, exhibitions, shops etc. Also have a Punch and Judy show with added political cracks. Possibly to make it worth for parents to sit and watch with the children. Well worth taking your own picnic as... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The overall attraction is very good; we enjoyed the caverns and the fossil factory. The views are spectacular from almost every part of the attraction. BUT: don't visit the VISTA Restaurant - the service was terrible. We waited 30 minutes for 3 simple lunches - when we complained they offered free drinks which then took 15 minutes to arrive. Several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If I can do the cable car anyone can. I did winge and squeeze my sons hand, but not as bad as I thought. Gemma our guide into the mine was very enthusiastic. I think this attraction would be great for families of small children, as well catered for.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice place to go with children, a lot of attraction for whole family, place for nice walk... highly recomended!!!

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my wife came for the day and if you want views then this is the place to come. Didn't realize places like this in the UK existed. The cable car is well worth going on but beware if you are afraid of heights but its only about 5 mins long. For the pair of us it was £30.... More 

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great day out. £15 for cable car including entry to the caverns. Lots attractions for children too. We had a great walk trough Pick Tor to Matlock.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived on a sunny bank holiday and the queues didn't look that bad but it ended up being about an hour to go up, the cable cars are great a very smooth operation but the whole thing is massively over priced unless you have kids if you have kids there's loads up there to keep them busy for a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as we were camping in the local area and heard a lot of great reviews about it. We payed £30 for 2 adults and our daughter was free. Reading some reviews the price is a bit steep for some people and I agree it might seem that way, but for us it was totally worth it as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 7yr old daughter here for the first time. We both had a fantastic time. Lots to do or you can just sit and be mesmerised by the stunning views. Be prepared to walk to the attraction (about 10/15 mins) as the closest car park gets extremely busy. For those who say there's nothing to do and it's... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Access is via the cable car or you can walk Visited on a Public Holiday and was packed later on. We arrive at 10am and parking available, later there were long queues Views are pressure and lots of attractions at the top

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