Find accessible things to do and detailed access information on attractions, activities, food & drink and places to stay in Castleton.
Whatever your accessibility requirements are, Castleton is ready to be explored. Find out what's available for visitors with additional access needs, from wheelchair accessible shops and cafes to sensory walks and autism-friendly places to visit.
Castleton Visitor Centre is a great starting point for any accessible trip to the area. The centre is located adjacent to the main village car park surrounded by hillsides and overlooked by Mam Tor (the shivering mountain) and the ancient Peveril Castle.
The visitor centre is fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There are exciting new interpretation displays, a dedicated space for Castleton Historical Society’s museum, an audio-visual room, retail area, a café and washroom facilities on site. Their experienced team are here to help you make the most of your visit to this spectacular area.
There are lots of services to help you when you’re out and about in Castleton, including fully accessible public transport.
There is a bus station in the centre of the village, offering a regular service to and from Sheffield. There is a train station in the village of Hope, 1.5 miles towards Sheffield. Bus times available from www.derbysbus.info
Download the Castleton Accessibility Guide and the Accessible Castleton Map.
Castleton car park provides dedicated disabled parking bays and free parking for Blue Badge holders. The car park also has disabled toilet facilities.
For visitors with hearing loss, there is a hearing loop in the Castleton Visitor Centre, Castleton YHA and St Edmunds Church. There are two hotels with deaf guards: The Castle and Youth Hostel Association
The Accessible Castleton project was delivered by AccessibleUK and was funded by the Peak District National Park Authority via Defra's 'Access for All' programme.
Accessible days out and things to see and do in the Peak District village of Castleton:
Enjoy Miles Without Stiles walks around Castleton. Miles without Stiles are well-surfaced easy access routes without stiles, steps, or steep gradients.
Places that welcome dogs in Castleton:
Most places in Castleton welcome all dogs. It is a fantastic dog-friendly village! If you're looking for places to stay with your dog in Castleton, Losehill House Hotel & Spa accepts dogs in the bar and has two dog-friendly rooms. Cheshire Mews – Peveril holiday property also welcomes dogs. For those who prefer a ‘dog- free’ environment, the following places welcome assistance dogs only: Castleton Fish and Chip shop and The Bay Tree Tearoom & Gift Shop.
Places with accessible toilets in Castleton:
- Bulls Head Hotel – The toilet door measures 860mm wide.
- Peak Hotel – There is a door width of 880mm, with Radar key access.
- The George – The toilet has a door width of 660mm.
- The Castle – The toilet is located at the rear of the pub via a corridor measuring 850mm wide and the toilet door measures 860mm wide and the toilet is accessed using a radar key.
- Losehill House Hotel and Spa has an accessible toilet located close to the main reception and the doorway to the toilet measures 780mm wide.
- Castleton Visitor Centre, inside the Blueberry Cafe.
- Public toilet blocks are located in Castleton Visitor Centre car park and next to bus station on How Lane.
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