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Good day out

We visited on a windy day so were unsure whether the cable car would be working. Fortunately we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sutton, United Kingdom
Interesting Caves

The cable cars are a bit of a novelty; my wife wasn't so keen ! Once at the site the two show caves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire's oldest visitor attraction, The Heights of Abraham is a unique Hilltop Park reached by a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley. When you arrive at the summit you have free access to exciting underground tours of two...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
A6, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NT, England
+44 1629 582365
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a windy day so were unsure whether the cable car would be working. Fortunately we were able to proceed. I would agree with a previous review that it is difficult to know how long to pay for parking - I would opt...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cable cars are a bit of a novelty; my wife wasn't so keen ! Once at the site the two show caves are the most interesting parts. The tours of the caves were interesting.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called in to this tourist spot en route to Warwick and were not disappointed. From the cable car ride up to the Heights to the highly entertaining and informative cave tour (if you book a tour try to get CHRIS as your guide. I'll...More

1  Thank Gill G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The day out was a great day for our little family, a really nice site with great staff. A fantastic trip on the cable cars and then a wonderful site with cracking staff. We had an early Cavern tour and then were lucky to get...More

Thank Lydia5602
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here a few weeks ago with friends. I am afraid of heights so had not ventured up here before. With some gentle persuasion from my other friends I'm really glad I went up. The man in the ticket office was very helpful and the...More

Thank _jules_broomhall62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Heights on Saturday 15.09.18 and after getting off the cable car ride headed straight for the Cavern tour. There was an incredible ranger leading a large group of 64 of us and she was superb. Her enthusiasm and energy was infectious! I...More

Thank KnockKnock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting the area and the wife had seen this on TripAdvisor. We headed to the local parking area and after going around and around we ended up having to park further along the river in a bigger car park and walk back. We...More

1  Thank kelandchez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The girlfriend and I had been planning to visit here for a while however poor weather prevented us from going. I have to add though if it is raining, the only spoil would be the obscured view from the cable cars and from the top...More

2  Thank jimnotjon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just saw this and fancied having a go! It is tucked away behind the rail station (10 min walk with a really steep bit at the end). It was quite quiet when we visited so got straight on after buying the tickets. It was very...More

Thank modelbox
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been on the cable cars also many years since I have been here. It is now a very interesting place to come.loved the cable car ride and a wonderful cafe at the top. We went on the two caves tours with very...More

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Response from Penny F | Reviewed this property |
They offer NHS discount if that helps just take a badge
28 July 2018|
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Response from philipjay33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi in one of the caves the lady turns the light of to show you how they used to walk but it’s fine she does warn you. You only have to mind your head in a few places which is fine. There a a lot of steps but not in one are... More
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19 July 2018|
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Response from r t | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hours, £5.50 to park all day at the railway station