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“Lovely day out if the weather is good”
Review of Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Derbyshire's oldest visitor attraction, The Heights of Abraham is a unique Hilltop Park reached by a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley. When you arrive at the summit you have free access to exciting underground tours of two spectacular Show Caverns as well as Exhibitions, Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots, Cafe and Vista Restaurant - all with stunning views across the surrounding Peak District.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Found the entrance fee a little harsh, but other than that had a great time. The cable car was fabulous, and once at the top we enjoyed the caverns, and play grounds...the other parts of the visit were really just fillers for us

We went on the cave tours, and wished we had remembered to atke a jumper with us, One guide was knowledgable, but kind of souless, whilst the other, was younger, but keen, and told the tales with charm, that certainly kept the kids entertained.
Considering that you have to pay for parking, in addition to the entrance fee, my on;y complaint was that this was very expensive, but none the less enjoyable couple of hours.

Thank jillhomeuk
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

4 adults and Ellie, our 12 month old German Shepard pup visited. My mum, who is scared of heights was ok on the cable car although she didn't want to look down. Wouldn't fancy walking up as it's a long, steep trek. Cafe is very nice but a tad pricey. We didn't take the cavern tour but it only lasts 15 minutes. Water bowls for dogs in various locations. Lovely ice cream kiosk. Great views from the 40' tower but a bit of a climb up the spiral staircase.
Would recommend for a 3 hour visit.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Great morning out. Spent around 3.5 hours here took the cable car we packed a picnic and had this enjoyed a drink in the bar and done the cavern tour. Overall reasonable value for money but amazing views and would certainly go again. Highly recommended

Thank dannhev
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

We recently visited the Heights of Abraham and enjoyed it. The parking cost £5.50 for 24 hours, average for this country we thought. The cable car ride was great, though my wife is very scared of heights and didn't enjoy it one bit, it is very very high, but if you are brave enough to keep your eyes open, the views are stunning. The cafe was above average price wise but well equipped for both adults and children. The cavern trips were interesting and the guides are both funny and knowledgeable. Overall not massive value for money but well worth a visit if in the area. 7/10

Thank coochy69
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This trip is great value for money if you have a head for heights. The trip on the cable cars gives superb views at a nice slow speed to take everything in. Caverns are fantastic and restaurant great value for great food.

Thank Norma N
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