A unique visitor experience overlooking Matlock Bath and picturesque Derbyshire Derwent Valley. When the cable car arrives at the summit you have free access to guided tours of two famous Show Caverns, Exhibitions including the Fossil Factory and Rock Shop, Woodland Walks, two large outdoor play areas and Victoria Prospect Tower. Plus enjoy a meal in the Vista Bar & Restaurant or Terrace Café. See website for latest events.
There is level access from the main entrance to:The Cable Car Base Station and Top StationThe Ticket office or ReceptionVista Bar and RestaurantToiletTerrace CafeGift ShopHigh Falls Rock Shop
Travel by public transport
We are just a short walk (around 400m) from Matlock Bath station.
Please be aware there is a natural steep sloped access to the cable car base station, handrails are provided.
Path to main entrance
Our cable cars were upgraded in 2004 making them larger and more accessible, enabling them to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. As the size of wheelchairs and mobility scooters vary, the following measurements are for our 'safe area' that should allow a wheelchair or mobility scooter to fit comfortably into the a cable car.
Safe area: Length 114cm x Width 70cm.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Ticket/ information desk
The Ticket office or Reception
Things to See and Do
The Cable Car Base Station and Top Station
A ramp is provided to allow easy access to the cable car.
Spectator/ Audience viewing areas
Virtual Cave Tour in the Masson Pavillion
Virtual tour of the show cave situated in a cinema room
Vista Bar and Restaurant
The Vista Bar and Resturant is on the first level of the Visitor Center and can be accessed via the back terrace.
Place to eat and drink
High Falls Rock Shop
High Falls is situated on the first floor and can be accessed via a slope.
Getting around outside
Estate and Gardens
Grounds are set on a hillside so there are smoothways to avoid the steps, however not all are suitable for wheel chair users.
Outdoor Terrace Area
There are picnic areas across the site, most of which are in easy access once leaving the cable car.
Customer care support
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support