Press Releases

Visit England Gold Accolade

By Heights of Abraham

13 February, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: The Heights of Abraham Attraction secures Gold Accolade for Visitor Attraction Excellence.

Issued 1.30pm 13th February 2019

The Heights of Abraham was one of just 15 visitor attractions across the whole of England to be awarded the “Gold” standard by VisitEngland yesterday.

Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase those businesses in the quality scheme that go the extra mile to provide a high quality day out, whether through a warm welcome, an engaging story, a delicious lunch or the overall visitor experience.

The Heights was the only visitor attraction in the East Midlands to win the prestigious accolade. Other 2019 Gold winners include the Tower of London, the World of Wedgewood and Chester Zoo.

Andrew Pugh, Chairman of the Heights said today: “Here at the Heights of Abraham our whole team is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our guests, and we are especially delighted that our staff received the maximum score for their appearance, customer care and knowledge”.

The Heights of Abraham received an overall score of 95% across all aspects of the Visitor Attraction, which included the maximum score for retail, catering and cable car staff, and the provision, layout and location of toilets on the 60 acre landscaped Estate.

The Visitor attraction re-opened for the 2019 season last Saturday and is now open daily throughout the February Half Term holidays and then weekends only until 17th March, then daily from 23rd March to 3rd November 2019. For further details visit

To see a list of all winners, view the Visit England press release here >

Visit England annually awards accolades in the following categories: Welcome, Best Told Story, Quality Food & Drink, Hidden Gem and Gold. For more information on the accolade winners listed below and the VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolades, please contact the VisitEngland Assessment Services team on