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.
Child (Under 5s FREE-1 per adult): £9
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £40.00
Senior Family (2 Seniors + 2 children): £35.00
Additional Child with Family Ticket: £8
Please also see our website for season ticket prices.
Your admission ticket Includes:-
A return journey on the cable car from the village of Matlock Bath below - travel high above the Derwent River, across a steep rocky gorge to the summit of the Heights of Abraham
Entry to the Heights of Abraham Hilltop Park and all its features including Woodland Walks, Gift Shops, Play and Adventure areas, Coffee Shop and Bar
Spectacular Cavern Tour Experience
Entry to Fossil Factory and Heath & Heaven exhibition
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sat 16 Mar 2013 - Sun 3 Nov 2013||Mon - Sun 10:00 to 16:30|
|Notes||Open later in peak periods|
Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3PD
Map reference: SK 297586 Lat: 53.12400 Long: -1.55732
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : Matlock Bath station
Please note that where there are ramps -it is steep.
Please see the following link for full details of our accessibility: www.heightsofabraham.com