Originally the Heights of Abraham was only accessible to visitors who could scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill. In 1984 Britain's first alpine style cable car transport system was installed. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
At the summit there are guided tours down the Great Masson Cavern. Experience first hand the spectacular cavern system as it winds its way deep underground and into the hillside. With the help of a state of the art lighting installation your guide will take you on a fascinating journey. From the light of a miner's candle to the whole chamber being flooded with colour you will see and hear all about the cavern's 350 million year history.
You then exit further up the hillside to enjoy the magnificent panorama from the Tinker’s Shaft viewing point. There are also shops, play areas and numerous picnic spots to discover.
Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.