Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham is a tourist attraction in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. It consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed from the village by either the Heights of Abraham cable car or a steep zig-zag path. The heights are named after a supposed resemblance to the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Heights of Abraham, in Quebec, Canada.

Amongst the attractions in the park, which has been open since Victorian times, are cavern and mine tours. There is also a Victoria Prospect Tower (built in 1844) with views of the dramatic scenery of the valley of the River Derwent. The cable car was opened in 1984 to provide easier access.

The Heights of Abraham are listed as grade II in the register of historic parks and gardens of special historic interest in England

It is about 35 minutes drive from Six Litton Mill.

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(Images below courtesy of SteTop, John McLinden, Steve Hodgson, Alex Livet. Michael Button and Elliot Brown – Flickr)

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