Looking for a great day out, in the Peak District, Derbyshire? Then explore our website to see that the cable car journey is just the start.
When the cable car arrives at the summit you have FREE ACCESS to the Caverns, Exhibitions and Hilltop Park.
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WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2014. We will re-open on 7th February 2015.
2015 Season Dates & Times
*It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!*
Its almost that time of year again and what would be a better gift than to give the Heights of Abraham Christmas Annual Pass to your family and friends. To find out more, click the picture below or call 01629 582365.
|7 February - 22 February||Daily|
|23 February - 20 March||Weekends Only|
|21 March - 1 November||Daily|
|Times: Open 10:00am to 4:30pm (Last cable car up is 30 mins before closing) |
Since being built in 1984 the cable car system has carried millions of visitors both young and old, yet the cable cars are only one of the latest chapters in the story of the Heights of Abraham. There are also four exhibitions “The Long view”, “Tinker’s Shaft SSSI” “Heath and Heaven” and “The Fossil Factory”, and a spectacularly lit underground tour of the Great Masson Cavern.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction, first opening as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area.
The cable cars now mean visitors reach the top without such effort, but the reward is the same as the views remain truly breathtaking. Over two centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and woodland trails and it is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.
Explore underground too! As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns.
Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners’ footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights’ famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner’s candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to the Heights of Abraham.