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Heights of Abraham

A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Good views with a bit of added interest.

The cable car offers good views over the Derwent valley and there is a good cafeteria and ice cream... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sunloversLincoln_UK
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Lincoln, UK
Terrific Views & interesting tour

Exciting cable car journey to the top, fantastic views and scenery. You need to be fit to walk up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacqueline C
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cave tour” (197 reviews)
“masson cavern” (131 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
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"the cable car ride"
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"vista restaurant"
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"scared of heights"
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"lead mines"
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Reviewed yesterday

The cable car offers good views over the Derwent valley and there is a good cafeteria and ice cream shop at the top of the lift. In addition, there is an interesting cave tour in the old lead and calcite mine. This mine trip is...More

Thank sunloversLincoln_UK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exciting cable car journey to the top, fantastic views and scenery. You need to be fit to walk up the steep slopes at the top but well worth the effort. Go on the tour taking you inside the caves, very interesting. Good Tea room/ restaurant...More

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went along expecting this to just be a very expensive ride in a cable car but was surprised that this place had a lot to offer. Spectacular views. Am excellent guided tour of the mine. Sadly we had to zap.off as our 9 month old...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip starts with the cable car, which was a short journey with lovely views. I started with the Masson Cavern tour and Josh, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and really enthusiastic. Unfortunately can’t recommend the tour for anyone with mobility issues but you can...More

Thank C E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

great views, walk to the top of the tower, take some great panoramic pics, then head down to cafe for a snack and a mimosa....great afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If truth be told my overall feeling was one of disappointment. Please do not get me wrong but apart from the cable car ride I did not feel there was much else to shout about. The continuous video show of the caves was interesting and...More

Thank Hartington-Smythe
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The cable cars cause some disquiet if you don’t like heights, but are quite safe and fun. The cafe and restaurant at the top are good and reasonably priced. Good caves and fossils.

Thank Lesley T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to walk all way, it wasn't easy to be fair, especially with a 4 years old, but when you reach the top, you will be amazed by the views, definitely a lot to do for kids, there are 2 playgrounds, a tower, ice-cream....More

Thank emin3mu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just arrived back after a fab trip. We took my mum for her 70th birthday celebrations. I emailed book a table and explained why we were coming and asked for a table with a view. I spoke to a lady at the Vista...More

Thank bernie m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is great. A fab ride, nice restaurant at the top with a lovely country park. Highly recommend it.

Thank jstan54
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Asha R
6 June 2018|
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Response from Jason S | Reviewed this property |
Your only on the cable car for about 7 minutes but included in the price is a guided tour of the caves at the top which was really good. There is a play park for children at the top and a museum and a cafe etc
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Baz432
21 May 2018|
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Response from Clair H | Reviewed this property |
Probably not on the cable cars or down in the caves!but the rest of it will be fine!
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tinamccann2018
27 April 2018|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as others pay and display car park. if you catch a train in to matlock station you get a discounted ticket to the Heights of Abraham. buy a day ticket and wonder in to matlock the cafes are really nice and well priced.
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