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Castleton, at the heart of the Peak District, is a small village at the top of the Hope Valley. Surrounded by high hills, including Mam Tor, and overlooked by Peveril Castle. A formidable area, which even beat the roadmakers.

Celts and Romans occupied this area, and the 1086 castle protected the village as it grew based on mining lead and precious stone.

Today the village is famous for the show caves where Blue John is mined. Originally the area had 16 mines for the precious stone, but now only smaller pieces are found.

These caves are only the start of the cave system and the area is very popular with cavers, even though winter flooding occurs.

Oak Apple Day, the 29th May, is celebrated with a procession. If this festival, celebrating the end of Winter, falls on a Sunday it is held on the 28th.

The church, St Edminds, is worth a look, although it was heavily restored in the 19th century.

The town is very popular with visitors who come not only to see the caves, but also to walk in the Peak District as Castleton is nicely located between the Dark Peak, to the north, and the White Peak, to the south.

Tourist Attractions in and near Castleton to Visit



Peak Cavern Tour the underground`caves.

Speedwell Cavern Explore the underground mine by boat.

Treak Cliff Cavern Visit this 18th century mine.

Blue John Cavern Famous for its Blue John stone.

Buxton Spa Pool 8.3 miles Go for a swim.



Peveril Castle A Norman castle built by William The Conqueror.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Eyam Hall 5.7 miles 17th century manor house home of the Wright family, portraits and furnished rooms, craft centre, shop, etc.



Castleton Village Museum Village life through the ages.

Eyam Museum 5.6 miles Discover the history of the village and the Plague.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery 8.2 miles The history of the town and surrounding area.


Out & About

Derwent and Ladywell Reservoirs For some easy walking.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Chestnut Centre 4.7 miles A conservation animal park set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds

Days Out around Castleton.

Explore the Hope Valley, either by walking or driving.

Towns Near Castleton To Visit - straight line distance:

Edale (2.29 miles) Eyam (5.65 miles) Chapel-en-le-Frith (5.68 miles) Buxton (8.08 miles)
How to get to Castleton
Castleton, at the end of the A6187, from the A57 go south on A6013 then west on A6187. From the A6, take the A619 from Bakewell, then the A623 and the A625 onto A6187.

Castleton Tourist Information Centre

  • Buxton Road
    S33 8WN
    Tel: 01629 816558
George Hotel
Main Road, Hope Valley Hathersage S32 1BB

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Innkeepers Lodge Castleton, Peak District
The Castle Vintage Inn, Castle Street Castleton S33 8WG

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Samuel Fox Country Inn
Bradwell, Hope Valley Castleton S33 9JT

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
The Maynard
Main Road Hathersage S32 2HE

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YHA Castleton Losehill Hall
Castleton, Hope Valley Castleton S33 8WB

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Fern Cottage
How Lane Castleton Hope Valley Castleton S33 8WJ

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Holiday Cottages
Bradwell near Castleton S33 9JQ
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Elder Bank
Bradwell near Castleton S33 9JB
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The Loft
Bradwell near Castleton S33 9HZ
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Castleton Weather
Monday 27th April
Day :Partly cloudy skies9°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies-1°C Clear skies
Tuesday 28th April
Day :Light rain shower9°C Light rain shower
Night :Partly cloudy skies3°C Partly cloudy skies
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