Heights of Abraham Park in Derbyshire

Nestled in the heart of Matlock, Central England, the Heights of Abraham stands as a beacon of natural beauty and historical significance. This unique attraction offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of England’s geological and cultural heritage. From its stunning cable car rides to its deep caverns, lush woodland trails, and breathtaking panoramic views, the Heights of Abraham is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling through the Midlands.

Welcome to the heights

The journey at the Heights of Abraham begins with a spectacular cable car ride, whisking visitors up to the summit where adventure awaits. As you ascend, take in the awe-inspiring views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District National Park – landscapes carved out over millions of years. Once at the top, a world of exploration opens up. The summit boasts not only incredible vistas but also provides access to two famous show caverns, exhibitions, and beautiful Victorian gardens.

What makes Heights Of Abraham stand out among other attractions in Central England?

Heights Of Abraham uniquely combines breathtaking cable car rides with access to ancient show caverns, rich historical sites, lush woodland trails, panoramic views across Derbyshire’s landscapes, making it an unparalleled blend of natural beauty and historical significance.

Exploring beneath the surface

Delve into the heart of the earth with guided tours through two ancient caverns – The Great Masson Cavern and The Great Rutland Cavern. These tours offer a glimpse into Derbyshire’s lead mining past, showcasing how miners worked in complete darkness and revealing stunning natural formations that have been centuries in making. Each cavern has its own unique story and atmosphere, providing an educational yet thrilling experience for all ages.

A walk through history

Above ground, history continues to unfold. The Heights of Abraham is not just about natural beauty; it’s also steeped in history dating back over 230 years when it was first opened as one of Britain’s earliest tourist attractions. Visitors can learn about this rich heritage at various exhibitions or by exploring the Tower Cottage, Victoria Prospect Tower, and Tinker’s Shaft platform which offers insights into local geology and mining history.

Woodland walks and panoramic views

The adventure doesn’t stop underground or with historical musings; it extends into lush woodlands that surround the site. Numerous trails wind through mature trees offering peaceful walks with occasional glimpses of wildlife. These paths lead to various viewpoints around the estate from where you can enjoy sweeping views across Derbyshire’s scenic landscapes – perfect spots for picnics or simply soaking in nature’s tranquility.

Dining with a view

No visit would be complete without experiencing dining at one of Heights’ restaurants or cafes which boast some of the best views in Derbyshire. Whether looking for a light snack or a hearty meal after your adventures above and below ground, there are options available that cater to all tastes while offering picturesque scenes over Matlock Bath and beyond.


  • Spectacular cable car rides offering stunning views over Derwent Valley
  • Guided tours through ancient show caverns revealing Derbyshire’s lead mining past
  • Rich historical sites including Tower Cottage and Victoria Prospect Tower
  • Lush woodland trails leading to panoramic viewpoints across Derbyshire
  • Dining options with picturesque scenes over Matlock Bath
  • An attraction combining both natural beauty and historical significance unique to Central England

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