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The Heights of Abraham

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Welcome to one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic.

Since first opening to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District's most appealing destinations. Visitors have travelled from all over the world to experience its unique blend of spectacular Underground Caverns, Exhibitions, Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots, Cafe and Restaurant all with stunning views in acres of beautiful woodland.

In recent times however, the Heights have become rightly famous for their landmark Cable Car system - the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles.

Added attractions are the "Heath and Heaven" and "Fossil Factory" displays, plus state of the art lighting in the Great Masson Cavern which reveals its magnitude as it has never been seen before. Not forgetting John the Miner who tells the story of a day in the life of a 17th Century Lead Miner in the "Great Rutland Cavern."

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Opening hours

17th March - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Kids: £11.50
Under 5's: Free
Seniors (60+): £13.60
Family from £50.00

Travel & Contact Information


, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT, England

Phone number

01629 582365



Click here to visit The Heights of Abraham's website.


Follow signs for the Cable Cars from the Railway Station car park. The cable car station is at river level, there is no need to walk or drive up the Matlock Bath hill as it is very steep. Use DE43NT only for satnav.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The nearest car park is Matlock Bath Railway Station car park owned and managed by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, The Heights of Abraham is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the natural gradient of the site and natural formation of the caverns, certain areas of the estate are inaccessible to wheelchairs and people with mobility issues or of limited vision. 

No, The Heights of Abraham have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info


The caves are at a constant 10 degrees so a jumper is advisable. 


A Hidden Little Gem! 5 out of 5 stars

We came across this place driving past a sign for it through Matlock, and decided to visit on a whim and what a surprise! We weren't expecting to have such a brilliant day as we didn't know what to expect. From stepping onto the cable cars to stepping into the caves, great experience, incredible views and something very different to keep the kids entertained and educated all in one day!

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