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Olympic Torch Visits Heights Of Abraham

    The Heights of Abraham are pleased to announce that they have been chosen as one of the UK's iconic destinations to be visited by the Olympic Torch. On Friday 29th June 2012, during its relay journey through Derbyshire the Torch will be carried to the Summit and back on the Cable Cars. The procession will arrive in Glapwell in the morning before heading to Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield The flame will then continue through Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne before arriving in Derby. Derby City Council said it was planning a major celebration to mark the torch's overnight stay in the city. The 70-day relay begins at Land's End, Cornwall, on 19 May and arrives at the Olympic opening ceremony in London on 27 July. Andrew Pugh Managing Director said Everyone at the Heights of Abraham is thrilled and honoured to learn that we will welcome the Olympic Torch in 2012. During its journey from Greece to the Olympic City of London, the iconic Cable Cars will transport the Torch to the summit of the Heights creating an "Olympic" moment for Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction and everyone throughout the Derwent Valley. For further information about The Heights of Abraham click here