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Peak District Attractions - Heights of Abraham - Matlock Bath

    Welcome to the Heights of Abraham. 

    You may be an old friend or this could be the very first time you have heard of us but one thing for sure is that the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns and Hilltop Park is an exciting venue for individuals, families, groups and parties alike.

    People are always surprised how much there is to do here. In recent times, the Heights has become rightly famous for its landmark cable car system - the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles, but there is lots more to your visit than a cable car ride, and for visitors who only have a day here, the Heights is one place where you can get a real flavour of the true Peak District. Set high on top of a limestone gorge, with the river Derwent at its feet, the estate is surrounded by some of the area’s most beautiful scenery.

    After taking the cable car ride to the Summit visitors can experience the unique blend of two spectacular underground caverns; from the light of a single miner’s candle in the Great Masson Cavern, to the whole chamber being awash with colour, you can now experience firsthand the magnitude of this cavern as it has never been seen before. Further down the hillside The Great Rutland Cavern tells the story of a day in the life of an 17th century lead miner. 2010 is the 200th anniversary of the Rutland Cavern being open to the public for the first time in 1810.

    All this is included in the price of your cable car ticket … and there is more!

    Our Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. There is also a film presentation showing how the Heights’ own show caverns were formed, and the chance to get up close to the fossilized remains of our giant Ichthyosaur, which was over 3 metres long and alive at the same time as the Dinosaurs... not be missed!

    The “Heath & Heaven” Exhibition is a patchwork of stunning aerial shots taken of the surrounding Peak District on a single summer’s day by world-renowned photographer John Beatty, and accompanied with words and poems by Si Homfrey.

    Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit our Who Why What Story where, through the use of exhibitions and film, you will find answers to all your questions about the Heights of Abraham and the construction of the cable cars... you can even test your nerve on one of the cable car emergency vehicles!
    … and there is still more included in the price of your cable car ticket!

    Wander the woodland trails, climb the Victoria Prospect Tower, not forgetting the shops, play areas, picnic spots including the amphitheatre built from natural materials and blending into the hillside, Vista Bar and Restaurant and Terrace Café - all with stunning views in acres of beautiful wooded landscape.

    2014 Season Dates & Times

    15 February - 2 March Daily
    8 March - 23 March Weekends Only
    29 March - 2 November Daily
    Times: Open 10:00am to 5:00pm (Last cable car up is 30 mins before closing)

    For more information and prices please see our website  

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