The sign labelled gondola at the Heights of Abraham don’t quite refer to the same type of transport as they would in Venice. No, the gondola cable cars you will need to ride to get to the Heights of Abraham are more like something you’d expect at a ski resort. It is one of the most amazing experiences you will ever have, granted you are not afraid of heights. If you are, this may not be the right place for you. The scenery of the gorgeous green landscape you will be looking down upon is matched only by a helicopter trip.
The name is given to a peak on top of Mason Hill that is a tourist attraction. Since the establishment of the gondola cable car in 1984, there have been two tours which bring in the visitors. These are the Cavern tours and the mine tours. It is the perfect place to visit for the wilderness adventurer. The heights, however, were visited by climbers and adventurers since the Victorian times.
Midway from Buxton and Derby, the Heights of Abraham is in a perfectly natural setting. Getting here is not difficult at all, where the A6 is just down the road. Exit the A6 heading west when you get to Matlock Bath to get to the heights. The nearest train station is also Matlock Bath, which is a short walk away from the point where you’d get on the cable cars. There is excellent parking at Heights of Abraham designed for visitors specifically.
There is nothing better to top off your exhilarating experience of Derbyshire from above than a nice meal at a restaurant near Heights of Abraham. Whether you’re coming for a tour, or just a glide through the sky, be prepared and book a table at a place to eat around Heights of Abraham. There’s a long list to choose from just on this page, so have a look at what tickles your fancy and book your table today. Everything is reviewed to ensure that the restaurants around Heights of Abraham we provide are the best of what is on offer.
Did you know the Heights of Abraham is named after the Plains of Abraham in Canada where British army officer James Wolfe, known after his success in the Battle of Quebec, had died?