To remind us how Matlock Bath was once compared to Little Switzerland, we decided to re-visit the Heights of Abraham for the first time since about 2000 - and we were not disappointed. True, prices have gone up a bit since then but the place looks reassuringly familiar with those stunning lookouts which reach across to High Tor on the other side of the gorge and to the Riber Castle site in the distance. Sadly the small zoological gardens at the latter have long gone but even so, there is still a lot of charm in Matlock Bath which fortunately hasn't been spoiled due to the number of day trippers and the usual commercialisation of your average town streets.
There is enough here for families to keep them occupied and interested and the caves are well worth another exploration if you don't feel too claustrophobic (we went back in of course).
The cable car ride is thrilling as usual and sometimes, when it stops mid way, you start wondering if ....... just if.....!!!
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