The Heights of Abraham

“Experience the breathtaking views from the cable cars, Tinker's Shaft and the terrace” - VisitEngland Assessor


Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

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Take a spectacular cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, an award-winning hill top country park. Explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, multi-media exhibitions, woodland walks, and two famous show caverns with guided tours, audio visual effects and remarkable stories to tell. Nestled into the hillside is the Woodland Adventure play area. Follow the serpentine paths through the woodlands to the Victoria Prospect Tower with its 360 degree views of the valley below. For a truly unique dining experience, visit the Vista Restaurant and bar, famous for its stunning hill top views, fine local food and warm welcome.

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Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The Heights of Abraham
The Heights of Abraham, MATLOCK BATH, Derbyshire, DE4 3NT


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Access ramps to cable cars, audio guide to views, portable hearing loop system in key areas, disabled toilets, wider aisle in cafes and exhibition areas. Printed copies of tour commentaries available.
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open 10am to 4.30pm and later during school holidays and busy periods.

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.

The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.

The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.

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