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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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Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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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Superb views and good value

We took our 8 year old and 17 year old and had a really good 4-5 hours out The ride in the cable car is stunning The cave yours are well worth doing - there are two of them - the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our 8 year old and 17 year old and had a really good 4-5 hours out The ride in the cable car is stunning The cave yours are well worth doing - there are two of them - the guides were excellent We enjoyed walking and exploring and finding out all about the history Gods value for money... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For 4 adults & 2 small children cable car ride, tour of caves, playground & cafe are excellent but note Lots of change is needed for car park. Cards not accepted & local shops will not give it even when you offer to buy a small item! We wasted half an hour getting £8 in coins.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved it, a great day out with children aged 6 and 9 Nice walks and historical views! Tour guide Neil was great

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So my wife and I thought we'd have a visit to Matlock and since neither of us had been up the cable car we decided to have a go. We were admittedly a little late - we got our tickets at a little after half past three and the last ride down was half past four. It would have been... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Heights of Abraham whilst staying for a short break in the area. It was very well organised and the staff were polite and helpful. The restaurant service was efficient and the food was warming on a cold day. The museum and visitors centre were entertaining and interesting but the highlight was the cable car ride there and back... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the more interesting attractions in the area and while quite expensive for a family of 4 at just under £50, plenty to do and see so worth the cost. Cable car ride to get up there is good fun then enough to keep everyone interested for half a day. Not suitable for the very unfit or infirm and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the food was not freshly made as advertised but had obviously been made first think and left uncovered on the cake stands as everything was dry, this was our Wedding Anniversary celebration and upset me as I had put a lot of research into where to go and eat and this sounded brilliant, but was not. I did email a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here for the day, after reading quite a few reviews about it, saying that it is a nice place to go, and that the average time spent is 5 or so hours. We got there at about 10:30 and parked just outside the station along the road for free. The parking in one of the car parks would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked afternoon tea in the Vista Restaurant for a treat on my wifes birthday. It was trully delicious and very well presented as you can see. Five stars to the kitchen staff and the very friendly girls who served us. You made it a lovely day for the three of us and especially my wife who was delighted with her... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dominic was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful. He organized two glasses of prosecco after my proposal! Definitely would recommend a visit. Cable cars nice and slow so no travel sickness! Caves are for the fit!😀 lots of steps but worth a visit. 5 stars for a lovely day.

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