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best views anywhere - visit the caves too whilst you're there

To remind us how Matlock Bath was once compared to Little Switzerland, we decided to re-visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Fabulous family day out.

After deliberating what to do on a hot summers day we decided to try this attraction and we had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashbourne, 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
A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To remind us how Matlock Bath was once compared to Little Switzerland, we decided to re-visit the Heights of Abraham for the first time since about 2000 - and we were not disappointed. True, prices have gone up a bit since then but the place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After deliberating what to do on a hot summers day we decided to try this attraction and we had a great time!. Not only the experience of the cable ride is good, but when you get to the top it was still much to do!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malu927
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here during a long weekend break. It was great to see the fantastic view from the Cable Car and we were able to take our dog with us. The shops were lovely, the cafe was great and accommodated outside for dogs, we were able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Emmall90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the cable car up to the wuthering heights of Abraham ...bit of wind on the way up made the trip 'blowy' but interesting. The cable cars stop along the ascent for a 'photo' opportunity. Well organised and drilled establishment. Not overly busy but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garysU5371ZU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day out at the Heights of Abraham. The cable car ride to get there was amazing. Once up there everything is free. There are two caves to explore, the guides are informative and funny. The scenery all around is breathtakingly beautiful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynnb8732015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not so much the cable car experience but the whole thing. Going into the caves etc. Views are amazing from all around on the cable car and at the top.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matlock Bath is a great little town with town of Matlock been just a 5 minute walk away, large town, great shops and cafe's, markets, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claire B
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a short day trip from Nottingham and chanced upon Matlock Bath and Heights of Abraham. Train ticket in was was £9.80 per pax return and we received a discount for the cable car when we showed our train ticket. The cable car...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank misteridawn
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The cable car here is fantastic and we was allowed to take our little dog on. The price includes the caverns the cable car and displays at the top . There are a couple of play areas and a little restaurant. The views are amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Y7395NPpaulal
Reviewed November 5, 2018

When we turned up, I thought the prices were quite high, especially with three kids etc. Saying that, we did spend all afternoon there, with the cave tours, craft tent and play areas, but I still feel it is pricey for what is essentially a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline C | Reviewed this property |
Maybe on their Website sorry I really don’t know.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from philipjay33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi in one of the caves the lady turns the light of to show you how they used to walk but it’s fine she does warn you. You only have to mind your head in a few places which is fine. There a a lot of steps but not in one are... More
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from r t | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hours, £5.50 to park all day at the railway station