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The Heights of Abraham

Caves and Mines, Parks and Playgrounds, Outdoor
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Location iconMatlock Bath
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Cables at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath

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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."

Opening hours

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

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes



Matlock Bath,
DE4 3NT,

Phone number

01629 582365


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.


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


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info


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

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