Heights of Abraham


You may be an old friend or this could be the very first time you have heard of us but one thing for sure is that the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns and Hilltop Park is an exciting venue for individuals, families, groups and parties alike.

People are always surprised how much there is to do here. In recent times, the Heights has become rightly famous for its landmark cable car system - the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles, but there is a lot more to your visit than a cable car ride, and for visitors who only have a day here the Heights is one place where you can get a real flavour of the true Peak District. Set high on top of a limestone gorge, with the river Derwent at its feet, the estate is surrounded by some of the area’s most beautiful scenery.

After taking the cable car ride to the Summit visitors can experience tours of two spectacular underground caverns. From the light of a single miner’s candle in the Great Masson Cavern, to the whole chamber being awash with colour, you can now experience firsthand the magnitude of this cavern as it has never been seen before. Further down the hillside the Great Rutland Cavern tells the story of a day in the life of a 17th century lead miner.

All this is included in the price of your cable car ticket … and there is more!

Two exciting play areas for children of all ages, Woodland Adventure and Explorers’ Challenge are ideal for burning off some of that energy in a fun and challenging way.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit our “Who Why What?” Story where, through the use of exhibitions and film, you will find answers to all your questions about the Heights of Abraham and the construction of the cable cars …. you may even choose to test your nerve on one of the cable car emergency vehicles!

Our Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. There is also a film presentation showing how the Heights’ own show caverns were formed, and the chance to get up close to the fossilized remains of our giant Ichthyosaur, which was over 3 metres long and alive at the same time as the Dinosaurs... not be missed!

In the Masson Pavilion, The “Heath & Heaven” Exhibition is a patchwork of stunning aerial shots taken of the surrounding Peak District on a single summer’s day by world-renowned photographer John Beatty, and accompanied with words and poems by Si Homfrey. Also to be found here is “Through the Lens”, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot or do not wish to go underground.

… and there is still more included in the price of your cable car ticket!

Wander the woodland trails, climb the Victoria Prospect Tower, not forgetting the Shops, Play Areas, Picnic Spots including the Amphitheatre built from natural materials which blend into the hillside, the Vista Restaurant and Terrace Café - all with stunning views in acres of beautiful wooded landscape.

Testimonial 1

Hi Claire

First of all I would like to say thank you for creating such a wonderful property, everyone who came were blown away of how amazing the place looked. You have truly turned an old pub into something that looks like a boutique hotel.

The whole specification of the Derwent has been done at the highest standard, from everything from the decor to the electrics and heating. I will ensure that I include all this with the feedback give you on trip advisor.

There's nothing really that can be improved from such a fantastic property. It was definitely a 30th birthday to remember. Thank you.

Kind regards,

Guy Jones

S5 Box