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November 19, 2017

The Heights of Abraham

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Overview

WELCOME TO THE HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM
You may be an old friend or this could be the very first time you have heard of us but one thing for sure is that the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns and Hilltop Park is an exciting venue for individuals, families, groups and parties alike.

People are always surprised how much there is to do here. In recent times, the Heights has become rightly famous for its landmark cable car system - the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles, but there is lots more to your visit than a cable car ride, and for visitors who only have a day here, the Heights is one place where you can get a real flavour of the true Peak District. Set high on top of a limestone gorge, with the river Derwent at its feet, the estate is surrounded by some of the area’s most beautiful scenery.

After taking the cable car ride to the Summit visitors can experience the unique blend of two spectacular underground caverns. From the light of a single miner’s candle in the Great Masson Cavern, to the whole chamber being awash with colour, you can now experience firsthand the magnitude of this cavern as it has never been seen before. Further down the hillside the Great Rutland Cavern tells the story of a day in the life of a 17th century lead miner.

All this is included in the price of your cable car ticket … and there is more!

Our Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. There is also a film presentation showing how the Heights’ own show caverns were formed, and the chance to get up close to the fossilized remains of our giant Ichthyosaur, which was over 3 metres long and alive at the same time as the Dinosaurs... not be missed!

The “Heath & Heaven” Exhibition is a patchwork of stunning aerial shots taken of the surrounding Peak District on a single summer’s day by world-renowned photographer John Beatty, and accompanied with words and poems by Si Homfrey.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit our ‘Who Why What?’ story where, through the use of exhibitions and film, you will find answers to all your questions about the Heights of Abraham and the construction of the cable cars …. you can even test your nerve on one of the cable car emergency vehicles!

… and there is still more included in the price of your cable car ticket!

Wander the woodland trails, climb the Victoria Prospect Tower, not forgetting the Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots including the Amphitheatre built from natural materials which blend into the hillside, Summit Bar and Terrace Café - all with stunning views in acres of beautiful wooded landscape.

 

Price Guide:

ADULTS £12.50
CHILD £8.80
SENIOR/STUDENT £9.00
FAMILY SAVER TICKET £37.50 (2 ADULTS + 2CHILDREN)
NEW FOR 2011
SENIOR FAMILY SAVER TICKET £33.00 (2 SENIORS + 2 CHILDREN)
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WITH A FAMILY TICKET £7.50 - MAX. 6)

 

General Details

GROUP RATES AVAIABLE
SCHOOLS WELCOME
CABLE CARS ARE PUSHCHAIR AND WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY
CAVERNS ARE A CONSTANT 7C SO A WOOLY AND SENSIBLE SHOES ARE ADVISABLE.
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND ALSO OUR EVENTS PROGRAMME.

 

Other Information

CAR PARKING IN MATLOCK BATH ON MUNICIPAL CAR PARKS.
AVERAGE DWELL TIME ON SITE 3 HOURS+
NEAREST CAR PARK IS MATLOCK BATH STATION
SAT NAV CODE DE4 3PT
2 OTHER CAR PARKS EITHER END OF THE VILLAGE.
EXCELLENT BUS AND RAIL SERVICES TO MATLOCK BATH

 

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Property Name

The Heights of Abraham

Address

A6
Matlock Bath
DE43PD

Phone:

01629 582365

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