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The Heights of Abraham

The Heights 50th Anniversary

The Heights of Abraham experienced a record breaking May Bank Holiday weekend, when the sun finally came out to join the 50th anniversary celebrations at the award-winning visitor attraction.
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The Heights hosted a special “Victorian Weekend” with overground historical tours led by Benjamin Bryan, the infamous Heights owner from the 1840s, whilst Victorian cavern guides took guests underground to learn more about life for the lead miners under Masson Hill.


The three-day event was topped off with live music under the garden pergola, and every seat in the Vista restaurant, and out on the terrace, was occupied by guests, who had travelled from as far afield as St Austell in Cornwall, Isle of Wight and North Shields. The furthest away visitors had travelled from Tamil in India, Columbia and the Netherlands to enjoy a day out at the Heights.

David Thornton, Head of Marketing for the Heights of Abraham, said “It was wonderful to see so many people had travelled to Matlock Bath to be with us this bank holiday weekend. The Heights is celebrating both a ruby and golden anniversary this year, and the Victorian Weekend was introduced to shine a spotlight on our heritage and remind people that Princess Victoria visited us almost 200 years ago”.

The next event at the Heights of Abraham will be the big music weekend, which takes place on the 18th and 19th of May, whilst the actual 50th anniversary of the Pugh Family beginning the restoration work on the estate will be celebrated on Monday 20th May with a special Harp recital in the amphitheatre.

The Heights of Abraham is now open daily from 10.00am until November 3rd. The Lights of Abraham, a new winter lights trail will operate from 22nd November until Christmas week.

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