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Heights of Abraham

Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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First time reviewer. Being terrified of heights and claustrophobic; what better place to come too... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norfolk, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great family day out

We really enjoyed our visit here, a real surprise, didn't expect it to be so good. The kids really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tony G
via mobile
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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. Please always check our official website for up to date opening times.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“masson cavern” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time reviewer. Being terrified of heights and claustrophobic; what better place to come too than the 'Heights of Abraham'. Our guides couldn't have helped us feel more at home in the caves. The very charming John at the bottom of the hill and the...More

Thank AnitaPlaxstow
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, a real surprise, didn't expect it to be so good. The kids really enjoyed the cable car and the caverns. Informative guides who made it fun for the kids. Cafe was good and 2 decent play areas. Very friendly...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed yesterday

We went on an overcast day, which was perfect for the visit as you could get around without feeling the heat. I went down the mine at the top and the guide was absolutely lovely, informative and funny as well. The tea and cake also...More

Thank Consumersavvy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed the cable car ride (despite my fear of heights!) and there is plenty to do at the summit however if you choose to simply ride the cable car then it is quite expensive. The views are spectacular and the coffee shop and gift...More

Thank lisaxdx2072
Reviewed yesterday

The cable car ride was absolutely magic.The veiws are incredible, however it was a little scary when it stopped in the middle of the ride. Once we realised that it stopped to allow people to get on and off the cable cars at either end...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed yesterday

Loads to do. Great views. Can't fault it. We spent three hours there and didn't fit everything in. The park areas were great for the kids and they loved going into the cavern. In fact they loved all of it.

Thank FluffyPsy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ride up in a cable car and be rewarded with spectacular views. Entry price includes guided tour of the two caves, the one at the top is much better as you go through passages and caverns before coming out further up the hillside, though beware...More

Thank sus42
Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose a day when the weather was good so benefited from the beautiful views from the Heights. The caves were interesting though one guide said he wouldn't give too much information about the rocks as he knew it was part of the tour in...More

Thank Postcardx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You travel on a cable car to get up there £16.50 per adult that does include the attractions and cable car there and back . I would recommend you visit this first as it takes around 3 hours and shuts at 4.30 every day. We...More

Thank Shell L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cable car was a novelty, the views were good. Playground was a hit with my 2 year old. Food in restaurant was surprisingly tasty - needs a bit of polish to be 5star e.g. Serving nicer chips (cheap catering oven chips) to match tasty...More

Thank holgate79
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Natalie S
Does the annual pass include the cable cars?
27 May 2017|
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Response from buglybear | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
Do you have to go into the caves as I've got two kids who aren't keen on that aspect of the day out? TIA
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.
Are the cable cars open? We go in 2 weeks and thought it was all closed down until half term?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Fiona W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know, they were open when we visited on a weekend