Kicking off the 2022 Season in Style!
On Wednesday 9th February at 11am, a young couple who got engaged at the Heights of Abraham last May will return to push the big green button and restart the cable cars for the 2022 season. Kate and Beth-Rai visited the Heights during the “outdoor only” period during COVID restrictions last year and got engaged at the top of Masson Hill.
The two young ladies, both aged 26, are returning to the Heights to start the cable cars for the season and have been invited to take a private tour of the indoor attractions and facilities that they were unable to visit last year.
Of their previous visit Beth-Rai said: “I chose the Heights as we are both outdoorsy, adventurous people. The Heights had a mixture of everything, beautiful views, places to eat (we had the BEST ice cream!), something fun (the cable cars), and they are dog-friendly! What’s even better is that Kate’s late father used to go to Matlock for the motorbikes – which we saw as we drove through! All in all, it was pretty perfect – even if it did hail as soon as Kate said ‘yes’!”.
The Heights of Abraham
The Heights of Abraham will open to the public at 12 noon on Friday 11 February. There’s more to see and do than ever before this year!
The award-winning Heights of Abraham, Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction, was established in 1787. Begin your day at the Heights by taking a flight in one of the famous cable cars. Travel across the picturesque Derwent Valley in style and enjoy the views of Matlock Bath below. And it’s not just the views from the cable car that are impressive, there’s a new view around every corner once you reach the summit. Experience the Peak District surrounding this special hilltop estate, with views of peaks and valleys everywhere you look. Take a tour underground in the two famous show caverns. Follow one of the professional cavern guides deep into the hillside and learn tales of mining, history, geology, and tourism from those who know it best.
The Vista Restaurant and Terrace Café sit almost 1000ft above sea level. They provide views for miles across the valley, a great place to soak up the surroundings while enjoying a freshly made meal, accompanied by a local ale or gin.
New for 2022, willow sculptures by artist Caroline Gregson capture important moments of the history of the Heights of Abraham, paused in time. For the children, walk down through the woodland and spot 12 new butterflies in the treetops. A new gift shop has been installed and a brand-new exhibition will open in the Masson Pavilion later on this year.
Access to everything at the Heights is included in the cable car ticket, giving you entry to fascinating exhibitions, historic buildings, spectacular viewpoints and more.
Find out more about The Heights of Abraham HERE.