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Heights of Abraham

£23 adult, £15 child, £69 family. Under 5’s free. Carers to disabled guests are also admitted free of charge
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There’s more to see and do than ever before at the award-winning Heights of Abraham.

Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction continues to add new attractions and facilities every year, and 2022 promises to be a bumper year for new features that celebrate visitors of the past 230 years including a collection of stunning willow sculptures, a butterfly ISPY trail for younger visitors, a new film theatre and gift shop, and a fantastic period costume exhibition that offers a walk-through time.

The estate first opened in 1787 and has been welcoming visitors ever since. This year the 60-acre estate will be open daily until the 6th of November.

Begin your day at the Heights of Abraham by taking a flight in one of the famous cable cars. Travel across the picturesque Derwent Valley in style and enjoy the views of Matlock Bath below. The journey takes you over 554ft upwards to the summit, 100ft above sea level.

It's not just the views from the cable car, there's a new view around every corner once you reach the summit. Experience the Peak District surrounding this special hilltop estate, with views of peaks and valleys everywhere you look.

Take a tour underground in the two famous show caverns. Follow one of the professional cavern guides deep into the hillside and learn tales of mining, history, geology, and tourism from those who know it best. After that, take a stroll across the landscaped gardens that portray both the dark and light Peak District to the new film theatre to learn more about the formation of the caverns and enjoy a newly updated film about the construction of the cable cars back in 1984.

The Longview Exhibition takes a deeper dive into the estate’s history with interactive features and audio-visual displays that bring the story to life. You can even snap a picture of yourself dangling high above Matlock Bath in this entertaining exhibition space. The Heights has many fascinating stories to tell, with links to the industrial revolution, tales of visits from royalty and a rich mining history. The new self-guided audio tour or heritage trail is a perfect place to start, revealing history at your own pace, whilst enjoying stunning views across the Derwent Valley as the narrations play through your own smart phone.

The Vista Restaurant and Terrace Café at the Heights of Abraham are almost 1000ft above sea level. The exclusive Vista balcony gives views for miles across the valley, a great place to soak up the surroundings while enjoying a freshly made meal, accompanied by a local ale or gin. Or take a light lunch with friends in the downstairs café, with far-reaching views to enjoy with a hot drink and a delicious cake.

Enjoy the wide-open space and relaxing atmosphere of the summit. Feel the Derbyshire air fill your lungs as you breathe the spectacular scenery in. Walk the woodland paths and heritage trails of those from the past, with the first trees of the pleasure garden planted in the 18th Century. The adventure playgrounds also provide a welcome space for children to let of steam, with picnic benches nearby.

Access to everything at the Heights estate is included in the cable car ticket, giving you entry to fascinating exhibitions, historic buildings, spectacular viewpoints and more. Entry to all seasonal events is also granted.

Ticket Prices:

Advanced booking is strongly recommended. Tickets booked online are £23.00 per adult, £15.00 per child and £69.00 for a family of two adults and two children. Under 5’s go free. Carers to disabled guests are also admitted free of charge. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate for £24.00 per adult, £15.50 per child and £71.00 for a family of four.

Guests who travel by bus or train are rewarded with a 20% discount on admission prices when booking in advance via the company’s website.

Annual passes are also on sale for unlimited visits throughout the year.

What’s On in 2022:

Events in 2022 include visits from Morris dancers, live theatre and musical performances in the summer months, and Jubilee celebrations this June. For a full list of forthcoming events please go to

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Excellent day out - the caves at the top were fascinating

A Mirror on the Past

12 Aug 2022 - 6 Nov 2022

The brand-new exhibition at the Heights of Abraham is a walk through time that puts the focus on how the lives, and fashions, of visitors from the past 230-years differ to the modern visitor today.
During 2022 DREAM Paranormal Investigations will be hosting a number of special evenings in the Rutland Cavern at the Heights of Abraham.

Punch and Judy Summer Spectacular

12 Aug 2022 - 4 Sep 2022

Another chance to see this spectacular new show, created to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Frights of Abraham

22 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Take a trip to the Heights for some October Half Term family fun.

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Matlock Bath Derbyshire DE4 3NT

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