Heights of Abraham announces reopening plans
Bosses at the Heights of Abraham have announced their reopening plans as they prepare for lockdown restrictions to ease.
The attraction will open for the 2021 season on Monday, April 12 at 10am. To celebrate, a special ‘Outdoor Period’ cable car ticket that allows access to the 60-acre hilltop park, two adventure playgrounds, heritage trails, gardens and viewpoints is being launched.
The Vista Restaurant, Bar and Terrace Café will be open for take-away, outdoor and terrace dining and refreshments overlooking the spectacular Derwent Valley. New sheltered areas have been constructed for family and friends to meet, relax and take in the views. All picnic sites will also be open, and guests are welcome to bring their own food or purchase picnic goodies, cakes and snacks from the café.
The High Falls, Summit and Tavern Gift Shops will be open for business, inviting visitors to browse sparkling gem stones, blue john jewellery and purchase souvenirs of a day out at Derbyshire’s oldest tourist attraction.
Two important historical landmarks will also be fully accessible. The Victoria Prospect Tower built in 1844 provides sensational open-air views of the countryside, and Tinkers Shaft, a faithful recreation of early mining equipment used to haul lead from the caverns below.
A new self-guided audio trail has been launched to coincide with the start of the ‘Outdoor Season’, inviting guests to learn more about the heritage and history of the Estate by accessing narrations via their own smart phones at 14 locations of special interest throughout the hilltop park.
Nature loving children will be given their own outdoor activity leaflet containing puzzles, a nature trail and I-SPY challenge to test their observation skills during their visit.
Rupert Pugh (Director) said; “We are delighted that our cable car flights are taking off in April and can’t wait to welcome guests back to the Heights. Over the winter we have continued to make improvements to the estate, and I am especially pleased with the new sheltered terraces. It’s only taken 150 years for these to come back into fashion here at the Heights, and I’m sure the Victorians would approve!”
The special “Outdoor Period” will run from 12th April until at least the 16th May. Cavern tours and indoor exhibition areas will remain closed for the time being. Ticket prices will be Adults £14, Children (aged 5 to 15) £10, 4 years and under free.
The Heights has introduced a limited daily capacity to effectively manage social distancing** for the comfort of all guests. Tickets can now be purchased in advance via the website: www.heightsofabraham.com.