What to See & Do
The Cable Cars
Originally the Heights of Abraham was only accessible to visitors who could scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill. Moreover, 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. As you ascend you’ll take in stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
Two Famous Show Caverns
Cavern tours run at regular intervals throughout the day. Naturally, the tour times are advertised at the entrance.
The spectacular viewing platform provides an opportunity to imagine Masson Hill as it once was… a hive of industrial activity. However, beneath is the mine shaft with a vertical drop into the Great Masson Cavern!
In 1844 the Victoria Prospect Tower was built to celebrate Victoria’s reign. Furthermore, it provided work for redundant lead miners whose activities on the hillside had been restricted when the estate had become a ‘Pleasure Ground’.
The Woodland Adventure is situated on the lower play area. It consists of an amazing and exciting range of towers, slides, climbing the wall, rope walks. It also has an Eagles Nest… just climb in and swing.
Also, set amongst the trees are our ever popular giant slides. Simple pleasures but great fun!
Additionally, at the summit plateau is the Explorer’s Challenge there’s a range of activities to test young adventurers’ skills.
Other Attractions Include:
- Estate Map,
- RHS Chatsworth Cows,
- The Tow’d Garden, Masson Pavillion,
- The Long View, Heritage Walks
All of which you can find on the Heights of Abraham website.
Eating & Shopping
We have a choice of places to eat, drink providing quality meals to suit all tastes and budgets.
Vista Bar & Restaurant
Great food and a fab place to meet, eat, drink and relax with stunning views through the trees, high above the Derwent Valley.
A family-friendly, self-service café offers light meals and refreshments throughout the day. Consequently, its perfect for a quick coffee stop or an informal lunch.
The Heights of Abraham
Tel: 01629 582 365