High above Derwent valley, on Masson hillside, lead mining had been active for centuries but when the estate, now known as The Heights of Abraham, was formed the new visitors to Matlock Bath provided another source of income and some of the miners became cave guides. Over the years there were difficult times, extraordinary events and visits by famous people.
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.
Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780's the Heights of Abraham has become one of the Peak Districts most popular destinations.
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