Arrival
16 Tue Aug
Departure
23 Tue Aug
Arrival
16 Tue Aug
Departure
23 Tue Aug
Heights of Abraham

What are The Heights of Abraham?

The Heights of Abraham is a 60 acre hilltop park on top of Masson Hill in Matlock, Derbyshire. Originally a lead mining site, the old caverns are now open for tours and there’s a Heights of Abraham cable car up to the lovely views at the top.

There are playgrounds and picnic areas for a spot of pre-packed lunch as well as the Terrace café with both indoor and outdoor seating. Explore the landscaped grounds, take a woodland walk or download the educational audio heritage tour. It’s a wonderful way to while away half a day and is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales in the village of Matlock.

Heights of Abraham Tickets

Heights of Abraham tickets include:

  • Return Heights of Abraham cable car (also known as the Matlock Bath cable car) journey up to the summit which provides amazing views of the surrounding Derbyshire Dales
  • Guided tours around two show caverns. You’ll learn more about the Matlock Bath caves and how they were formed over 350 million years ago. With each cavern holding a fascinating history — waiting to be explored
  • Access to the willow sculpture trail which are focussed on representing The Heights of Abraham history and are all skilfully weaved by Caroline Gregson — renowned sculpture artist
  • Tinker’s Shaft which was once the main access point to the working lead mine. It is now a viewing platform with fabulous views across the Derbyshire Dales

Heights of Abraham Prices

The site is open daily from March until November, between 10:00am and 4.30pm.

Tickets cost £22.00 per adult and £15.00 per child.

Heights of Abraham discounts are available for:

  • NHS & MOD discounts
  • Blue Light Card holders
  • Max Card Holders

They also offer a 20% discount to those that travel by bus or rail. Bus or rail tickets must be presented on arrival.

How to get to The Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham Parking

There is no car park available on-site, so arriving by public transport is highly recommended if possible. There are four main car parks in Matlock which are all pay and display:

Matlock Bath Train Station – DE4 3NT
Temple Road – DE4 3NR
Pavilion – DE4 3NR
Artists Corner – DE4 3PS

Heights of Abraham by Train and Bus

Arriving by train is very accessible and the heights are a short walk from Matlock Bath train station, there are also frequent bus services from all major surrounding towns and cities. GET DIRECTIONS

Hotels near The Heights of Abraham

If you feel like a spot of lunch or are looking for places to stay near the Heights of Abraham, why not pop into The Devonshire Arms at Beeley which is located on the Chatsworth Estate and offers a hearty lunch menu including all of the pub favourites. The inn also has 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms and is just an 18 minute drive from the Heights.

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Heights of Abraham
Matlock
DE4 3NT

Experiences

For the thrill-seekers, there is cycling and cliffs to climb. For the rest of us, there are lakeside strolls and the finest cream cakes. You can find an experience to please everyone in the beautiful Peaks and Dales.

Places to Visit

From breathtaking views to picturesque villages, the Peaks and Dales are rich in romance and heritage. There are so many places to visit you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Escape the everyday

Our hotels in the splendour of the countryside offer the perfect escape to the everyday. Set in thousands of acres of spectacular surroundings, you can social distance with ease, and at our hotels and inns, you can rest assured of the very best health and safety measures allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay.

Escape the everyday

Our hotels in the splendour of the countryside offer the perfect escape to the everyday. Set in thousands of acres of spectacular surroundings, you can social distance with ease, and at our hotels and inns, you can rest assured of the very best health and safety measures allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay.

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