The Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath, , Derbyshire, DE4 3NT
MONTHS OPENFebruary, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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What is typically included on our school trips?
Since first opening to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District's most appealing destinations where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and where the historicblends seamlessly with the futuristic.
Today the Heights is rightly famous for its landmark cable car which provides a spectacular journey acrossthe Derwent Valley. At the summit you can experience a unique blend of attractions. There are guided tours down the Great Masson Cavern where, from the glow of a single candle to the whole chamber being flooded with light, its million year history is revealed before exiting further up the hillside to enjoy the magnificent panorama from the Tinker's Shaft viewing point.
A virtual tour of the cavern is also available
Exhibitions and films demonstrate why the Heights has been a favorite place to visit for many generations, there are also shops, play areas and numerous picnic spots to discover, and enjoy stunning views in acres of beautiful woodland.
BENEFITS FOR EDUCATIONAL BOOKINGS:
DISCOUNTED Cable Car Tickets on pre-booked groups of 15 or more.
FREE adult Cable Car Ticket with every 10 children/students.
FREE downloadable educational resources.
Pre-visit, Visit and Post-visit education resource pack with lesson plans.
FREE familiarisation Cable Car Ticket for education group organisers (Please note - this must be
Downloadable risk assessment.
We know that organising a visit is not an easy task. With this in mind you can download our up to date Educational Pack containing information, activities and work sheets by following the links on our Education page, on our website.
We have a unique blend of natural and social history, science, geology, technology and interpretation.