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Where to Park

See information on where you can park your car below.

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Unfortunately, we don't have our own car park. There are four main car parks in Matlock Bath. These are all run by Derbyshire Dales District Council, and therefore are all pay and display. The machines accept cash, card, or you can pay by phone.

We recommend you arrive to Matlock Bath as early as you can. If your time slot is in the afternoon, why not spend your morning exploring the local area. Matlock Bath is often described as a 'seaside town, without the sea', so get your car parking spot and have a stroll around to discover something new!

Staying in the area? Did you know, you can purchase a 'Rover Pass' on the PaybyPhone app, which gives you unlimited parking in the Derbyshire Dales car parks for 3 or 7 days. Read more here: Rover Pass

Matlock Bath Train Station- DE4 3NT

We recommend parking here as it is the closest car and coach park to the Heights and also has a dedicated access path straight to our base station. It is also the biggest car park in Matlock Bath and the only one with spaces for coaches.

Temple Road- DE4 3NR

The next closest car park is at the opposite end of the village. It is also a pay and display car park and is approximately a 15 minute walk through Matlock Bath to our Cable Car Base Station. As you are driving, head up the hill signposted for Gulliver's and the car park is on the left.

Artist's Corner- DE4 3PS

If you are driving to Matlock Bath and coming through Matlock, this is the first car park you will come to. It is the second largest car park in the area, and again takes about 15 minutes to walk to our Cable Car Base Station. 

Pavilion- DE4 3NR

This is a short stay car park, with a maximum stay of 2 hours. We do not recommend parking here if you are planning to spend a full day with us.

Across the street from Temple Road is a smaller car park, located outside the Matlock Bath Pavilion (Big pink building). To reach the Heights from here is another approximate 15 minute walk through the village. 

If you are planning to visit us during peak periods and school holidays, you may find that these car parks fill up very quickly.

If this is the case and you are struggling to find a space, we recommend that you park in Matlock Train Station (DE4 3NA) just down the road and get the train (which takes around 2 minutes), or walk 25-30 minutes to the cable cars.

Alternatively, you can park in Cromford Rugby Club (DE4 3RQ) and walk approximately 25-30 minutes to the cable cars. 

Don't worry if you don't arrive at the Heights at the time you were hoping to, the cable cars run continuously and you won't miss your booking slot. 

If you need any more information about car parking, please see the Derbyshire District Council website.


Leave the car at home and take the bus or train to the Heights of Abraham. We offer a 20% discount to visitors who have come to Matlock Bath by bus or rail. To plan your car-free journey, visit our page on Good Journey.