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Heights of Abraham

Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Day out with grandchildren

What an amazing day. Our grandchildren - age 6 and 8 - loved it from start to finish especially... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bernard M
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A wonderful day

Visited today as a family of four: two adults and two eight year old girls. We were blessed with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing day. Our grandchildren - age 6 and 8 - loved it from start to finish especially the cable car ride, trip down the caves and most of all the hilarious Punch and Judy show. The show is presented in a very professional...More

Thank Bernard M
Reviewed yesterday

Visited today as a family of four: two adults and two eight year old girls. We were blessed with wonderful weather, which always helps! We spent a full six hours here, and could happily have spent many more. The site was spotlessly clean, all the...More

Thank paulnichol2017
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time here. The caves, tower and fossil centre are all worth a visit, and of course the views are spectacular on a sunny day. The two mine tours are great with their witty tour guides. Only downside was the cable car access...More

Thank The_Tourizer
Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful location! The ticket price for the cable car ride is well worth it, for it provides free access to 2 caves, children's play area, film shows , excellent information of the area, exhibition of stones & fossils, restaurants, of course tasteful retail...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here, whilst staying in the Peaks. A cable car journey from the town takes you up to the main attraction where you can then access guided tours of the old iron ore caves, as well as play parks and walks with great views of...More

Thank JonBurgess
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well had wanted to visit for years and put it off, however it was on my tick list so visited at long last. Well I did enjoy it and the views were amazing. However it is so over priced 32.00 for two adults way too...More

Thank Trudie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited while exploring the Peak District. Was a lovely day out and thought the £49 for a family ticket was value for money. The views are spectacular and it is well worth taking a picnic and having it right at the top. The cave tour...More

Thank zbaz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice views from the cable car . The guided tour around the caves was very informative,do not miss this. then we had a cup of tea in the cafe and came back down. You need to get to the car park and ticket office early...More

Thank Chesswidow
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fairly expensive for the 5 of us to visit but we all enjoyed it. The cable car ride was an experience - more nerve racking for some than others! The tour guides in both the mines were informative and entertaining. We had a cup of...More

Thank deeeky88
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great attraction which is good value with the cable cars and all the various tours and exhibits included in the ticket price. It is really good for families and also people who want to enjoy the views and learn about the history...More

Thank gr0bs0n1
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Ian M
12 August 2017|
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Response from lisagriffwood | Reviewed this property |
The 4 year old in our group was fine, in fact it was the adults who had to be cautious as some of the ceilings are low. The path and steps in the caves were uneven so as long as they hold your hand your child will be fine.
Natalie S
27 May 2017|
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Response from buglybear | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
15 April 2017|
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Response from denny4920 | Reviewed this property |
No you do not have to but they are very well lit and not so deep , I am sure they would be fine, it is not dark and gloomy.