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Cable Car ride at The Heights of Abraham

Cable Car ride at The Heights of Abraham


Derby Road,
Matlock Bath,


Return cable car ride to the summit, two show caverns to explore, exhibitions, picnic and play areas, great places to eat and drink, stunning views and much more....
Since first opening it's gates to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District's most popular destinations. Originally the Heights of Abraham was reached on foot and required visitors to scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill. Since 1984 a visit begins with a journey on Britain's first alpine style cable car system. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
The Masson Cavern : Experience first hand our spectacular cavern system as it winds its way deep underground and into the hillside. With the help of a state of the art lighting installation your guide will take you on a fascinating journey. From the light of a single miner's candle to the whole chamber being flooded with changing colours you will hear all about the caverns million year history.
The Rutland Cavern: Here, young and old alike can head underground to experience a day in the life of a 17th Century lead mining family. Once underground the miner's tales are brought to life by a series of animatronics, recreating the atmosphere of life underground.

The Fossil Factory is an exciting new addition to the site which brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks and fossils and the formation of the Peak District. In addition there is a film presentation about one of the Height's own showcaves The Great Masson Cavern and perhaps most excitingly it is home to the fossilised remains of a giant Ichthyosaur, alive at the same time as the dinosaurs.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

6 February - 21 February Daily
22 February - 11 March Weekends Only
12 March - 30 October Daily


Adult £15.00
Child (5 - 16 years inclusive ) £10.50
Concessions £12.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £46.00
Senior Family (2 Seniors + 2 Children) £40.00
Additional Child with a Family Ticket £ 7.50




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    Map reference: SK 297586  Lat: 53.12400 Long: -1.55732

    The Heights of Abraham is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales in the village of Matlock Bath. Travelling by car it is situated on the A6, 18 miles north of Derby. It is signposted from M1 junction 28 and A6 approach roads. There are frequent rail services from Nottingham, Derby to Matlock Bath. The cable car is a 3 minute walk from the Station. Bus services are frequent to Matlock Bath.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Matlock Bath station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
    • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system


    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu


    • Please note that where there are ramps -it is steep. Please see the following link for full details of our accessibility: