Heights of Abraham

Frequently Asked Questions

Lots of questions to ask before you visit us? Then take a look here and hopefully we can put your mind at rest and help you plan your day.

Do I have to book to go on the cable cars?

The cable cars run continuously all day. There is no need to book, just purchase your ticket from our ticket office on the day.

Can I take pushchairs (buggies) on the cable cars?

Yes, however you may be asked by a steward to fold your pushchair during busy periods.

Are you open today?

For full details please see the 'Times & Tickets' page. 

Do you sell tickets online?

Yes, tickets can be purchased here

What time does the cable car run?

Opening times are shown on the 'Times & Tickets' page. The cable cars run continuously all day. Last cavern tours and return cable cars are advertised at the cable car Base Station each day.

How often are the cavern tours?

Tours run between every 15 mins to every hour depending on the time of year. Call 01629 582365 ext 220 for details.

How long should I allow for the visit?

The average visit to the Heights of Abraham is 5 hours. Please see our 'See and Do' page to find out how to make the most of your day.

Do I have to pay if I walk up?

Yes, The Heights of Abraham is a private estate and has been for over 200 years. As there is no public right of way within the grounds a ticket can be bought for pedestrian access. If you are considering walking up, the hillside is very steep so please make sure you are fit and well enough to do so.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are permitted in the following areas on a lead:
1. On the Cable Cars
2. In the grounds of the Hilltop Park

Dogs are not allowed in the following areas:
1. In the caves
2. In any of the buildings at the Heights of Abraham
3. In any of the play areas

Are the cable cars wheelchair friendly?

Yes, each car can accommodate 1 chair, for further details please read our 'Accessibility' page

Where can I park?

The Heights of Abraham does not have its own car park, however there are 4 PAY & DISPLAY car parks in Matlock Bath operated by the Derbyshire Dales District Council giving a capacity of 670 car parking spaces. The nearest one to the Cable Car base station is the Matlock Bath Railway Car Park, which also has coach parking and is only 400 metres away.

Can we take pushchairs into the Caves?

No, the natural formation of the caverns is such that they are not suitable for pushchairs. Pushchairs can be left in the Great Masson Pavilion and collected on your return.

Please be aware that we do not accept responsibility for pushchairs, personal property or dogs left unattended whilst visiting The Heights of Abraham.

Do we need special clothes and footwear for the Caverns?

The caves are a constant 10C so a jumper is advisable. There are good pathways and steps throughout the caverns, however sensible sturdy shoes are advisable, and no high heels!