Just a few miles from Chatsworth, Bakewell and Dovedale,
overlooking the popular tourist town of Matlock Bath you’ll
find the Heights of Abraham, an award-winning hilltop
estate that has been welcoming groups to experience their
mix of overground and underground attractions for over
Officially recognised as Derbyshire’s oldest tourist
attraction, visitors first began climbing the hill to explore
a savage garden of delights in 1787, but in 2023 you
can fly across the picturesque Derwent valley in fully enclosed cable cars to explore the 60-acre historic estate and cavern network.
Allow at least three hours for your visit, which includes fascinating exhibitions and guided tours through an illuminated cavern network that was
once mined for lead. The exhibitions tell of the history of
this unique and special place, with the welcome addition
of “The Mirror on the Past” period costume display which
was added just last year.
The two guided cavern tours are informative and
presented by professionally trained guides and take place
regularly throughout the day every 30 minutes or so.
Awarded “Gold standard” by Visit England for a record-breaking six years,
this hidden gem is just as much about the welcome you receive as the inspiring attractions and cable car you experience.
Cable car tickets provide admission into all the attractions on the Hilltop Estate, and the group rate offers a massive £9 per adult reduction on the standard “at the gate price”. Groups by coach can prebook at £15 per head during 2023 for a visit between February and November (excluding August).
The 60-acre historic park boasts many other attractions, and has an imaginative programme of live entertainment and music in 2023, which the Heights has announced at “The Year of Fantastic Happenings” What's On (heightsofabraham.com) Other attractions include a stunning willow sculpture trail, heritage garden area, a film theatre, delightful shops and the impressive Vista restaurant with jaw dropping views across the Derwent Valley above Matlock Bath and beyond towards the World Heritage
Corridor and Cromford Mills. Click here Interactive Estate
Map (heightsofabraham.com) – to try out the interactive map,
which provides further information about the layout and
nature of all the attractions.
Group leaders are welcome to apply for a pre-group
planning visit and explore the estate prior to bringing a
party, and a useful new handbook has been created for
coach drivers and tour operators which gives top tips and helpful
information especially written for coach visits. To obtain copies,
and arrange a planning visit contact email@example.com
Extensive information about the Heights of Abraham, along with frequently
asked questions, opening times, maps and further group information can be found on the website
If you love the Derbyshire Peak District, but you’re looking for somewhere new to go, the Heights could be the perfect solution in 2023.