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Reach the Heights!

A great day out for all the family. Situated in the town of Matlock Bath. Junction 28 off the M1... read more

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June W
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Daventry, United Kingdom
Great attraction for whole family

Got here at 10am, didn't leave until gone 2pm. Went on both cavern tours - both great, very... read more

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claire j
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
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+44 1629 582365
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Reviewed yesterday

A great day out for all the family. Situated in the town of Matlock Bath. Junction 28 off the M1. Parking is easy at the railway station. £4.50 for the day. The cable car is reached via a short walk over the railway tracks. The...More

Thank June W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got here at 10am, didn't leave until gone 2pm. Went on both cavern tours - both great, very informative and guides fun. Fossil and photo displays, tower to walk up - steps very steep. Not suitable for anyone who has trouble with steep hills but...More

Thank claire j
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable day out . First the cable car , then coffee before trip down into the caves - beware it’s cold down there and you need to be pretty fit as lots of steps . Well worth it though ! Recommend

Thank j p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great views from cable car. Accomodated a pram easily. Interesting guided cave tour. Guide was informative and very obliging. Very relaxing cafe with fantastic views. Area cayers well for families with playgrounds and walking trails.

Thank lynette245
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide for the Great Masson cavern tour was Gemma. As well as being informative the tour was also fun with Gemma cracking jokes (mostly good!) and making the walk entertaining

Thank r_a_holliday
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent the day here and had a brilliant time. Even though I suffer with Arthritis I still managed to walk through the lead mine and climbed the 160 stairs. The tour leader kept checking that everyone was managing the walk. We had food in the...More

Thank humphriessue9
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience would recommend to anyone for a reasonable time out. The cave tour was good but need to be fairly fit to manage all 171 steps

Thank Caroline O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the smooth and scenic cable car trip but also the two cave tours which were much more entertaining and interesting than we had imagined. The guides were very good indeed and their material was a success with all ages. The views were beautiful...More

1  Thank Jane Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day here. Took the cable car which took around 10 mins. Stunning views, staff were super helpul as we had a buggy and we were helped on with this. We took a picnic but the restaurant looked lovely to eat in. Staff were...More

2  Thank Edinburghroo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the road signs for this and decided it was worth a visit, so glad we did, lovely day out, enjoyed the cable car trip to the top, once there it was lovely, nice tea room, small museum, gift shop, tower to climb and cave...More

3  Thank Steph-loopz
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tim l
19 July 2018|
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Response from Rosie113 | Reviewed this property |
If l was you, and you visited everything eg caves, and had lunch there, l would say a day visit was needed. Can do it in 3 to 4 hours but to savour atmosphere and views etc....... don’t hurry the visit. Beware though... More
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Jan F
7 July 2018|
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Response from Tracey B | Reviewed this property |
dogs are allowed, decent size cable cars
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petergbehan
2 July 2018|
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Response from jstan54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...takes about 15 and they arrive within minutes
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