It is said that the mining of this area began in Roman times, reaching its heyday in the 17th Century. The miners are now long gone but in emptying the ground of the rich mineral deposits, they left behind a large network of naturally formed caverns and passageways dating back millions of years. Now, regular guided tours allow you to retrace the footsteps of the Miners underground, and experience the spectacular caverns they left behind.
The Great 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 miners candle to the whole chamber being flooded with changing colours you will hear all about the caverns million year history.
The Rutland Cavern - Nestus 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 miners tales are brought to life by John the miner, recreating the atmosphere of life underground.
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
Gift Shops, Terrace Coffee Shop and the Summit Bar.
A return journey on the cable car system across the Derwent Valley.
The Explorers Challenge where you can test your balance and climbing skills; Plenty of Picnic Areas and stunning views.
Entrance to the Hilltop Park with its Woodland Trails, Heath and Heaven Exhibition, the Fossil Factory and the Victoria Prospect Tower.
Guided tours into our Famous Show Caverns leading into the heart of the hillside where you can learn, not just about the rocks and minerals of the Peak District, but also experience a day in the life of a 17th Century Lead Miner
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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