Scale the Heights of Abraham

Matlock, Derbyshire

Discover the famous show caverns set among 60 acres of woodland set over a deep, dramatic limestone gorge in the Peak District.

When this Peak District attraction first opened its doors back in 1780, people used to scale the Heights of Abraham on foot. Worth thinking about as you sit back in the comfort of a cable car for the scenic ride to the top of this thousand foot slope.

Once you reach the top, your ticket gives you access to the two underground mining caverns, which you can explore by torchlight and experience what it was like to work as a lead minor in the 1700's, plus 3 exhibitions, several woodland trails to explore and – if the little ones have still got the energy – 2 adventure playgrounds. Top the day off by climbing the Victorian Prospect tower to get the spectacular views out over Matlock and the Peak District beyond. Complete your day out in Matlock Bath with a walk by the riverside and some traditional fish and chips.

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