The Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Matlock Cable Car System

The Heights of Abraham opened in 1780  and has always been one of Peak District’s most popular destinations. Originally the Heights of Abraham was reached on foot and required visitors to scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill. The Cable Cars were added in 1984 and were Britain’s first alpine style cable car system. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow breathtaking views of Matlock and Matlock Bath.

Overlook the Derwent River

Situated on the site of historic lead mining the Heights of Abraham originally opened as a Regency style ‘Savage Garden’. Today the paths still follow many of the original routes around the 60 acres of Woodland hillside. Now, 200 years on, the planting scheme has matured, providing homes for a range of birds and wildlife.

Driving Directions
The Heights of Abraham are 15.2 miles (25 mins) from Endmoor Farm Holiday Cottages.
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