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The Heights of Abraham

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Opening Times

Open daily from the 12 March, 10 AM to 4.30 PM

Location Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3NT
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Adult - £15.00
Child - £10.50 (4 - 16 years inclusive )
Seniors - £12.00 (60 years+)
Family - £46.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Senior Family - £40.00 (2 Seniors + 2 Children)

"Visited mainly because of the cable car but soon realised there was much more to do!"

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About The Heights of Abraham

Take the cable car across the Derwent valley and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside on your journey to Masson Hill which stands at 1,111 feet above sea level and has a spectacular cavern system hidden away beneath its surface waiting for you to explore.

When you disembark on Masson Hill a short walk will take you to Tinker’s Shaft, a spectacular viewing platform providing an opportunity to imagine Masson Hill as the hive of industrial activity it once was. Beneath your feet is the mine shaft and vertical drop into the Great Masson Cavern! Masson Cavern is one of the two show caverns on the site and a guided tour will take you on a fascinating journey back in time to experience a day in the life of a 17th century lead mining family as John the miner recreates the atmosphere, sights and sounds of a working day as he tells his story.

Once you’re back above ground take a look at the Fossil Factory bringing to life fun and interesting facts about rocks and fossils and the formation of the area. One fossil on display is the 3 metres long remains of a giant Ichthyosaur that would have been alive at the time of the dinosaurs.

Feeling ready for a bite to eat? The Vista Bar & Restaurant has a fabulous menu and is a great place in which to enjoy a variety of meals with stunning views down the Derwent Valley, if the weather is good the floor to ceiling windows are opened so that you can enjoy ‘al fresco dining’. Perhaps you’ll treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea of decadent delicacies and sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the view.

Before making your cable car descent back take a stroll around the woodland paths of the estate and explore the original routes visitors walked when the ‘savage garden’ was first laid out and visitors to the developing spa town were encouraged to walk the zig-zag paths. Make sure you climb Victoria Prospect Tower too before you leave and enjoy the 360° panoramic views of the Peak District and Derbyshire.

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