The Heights of Abraham is just a 30 minutes drive or direct train ride from Derby, where you can take the spectacular cable car ride to the top of the Peak District's oldest attraction.
Since first opening to visitors in 1780 it has remained one of the Peak District’s most appealing destinations where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement and where the historic blends seamlessly with the futuristic.
Today the Heights is rightly famous for its landmark cable car system which provides a spectacular journey across the Derwent Valley.
Once at the summit people can experience an inimitable blend of attractions.
There are tours down the Great Masson Cavern where, from the glow of a single candle to the whole chamber being flooded with light, its million year history is revealed before exiting further up the hillside to enjoy the magnificent panorama from the Tinker’s Shaft viewing point, and in the Great Rutland Cavern the story is told of a day in the life of a 17thC lead mining family.
Exhibitions show why the Heights has been a favourite place to visit for many generations, and there are shops, play areas and numerous picnic spots to discover, and if you feel hungry the Terrace Café, Vista Bar and Restaurant are great places to eat, drink, relax and enjoy stunning views in acres of beautiful woodland.
Plus, visit us by rail and save 20% on cable car ticket prices.
Excellent day out - the caves at the top were fascinating