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Welcome to Castleton

Castleton is a beautiful village situated at the head of the Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Things to do in Castleton in the Peak District & Derbyshire

Close to mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain', Castleton is one of the most beautifully-situated villages in the Peak District.

Whether you approach through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass or from the Hope Valley, you'll appreciate the fabulous views created by its location on the cusp of the Peak District's breathtaking limestone and gritstone landscapes.

Whatever the weather, Castleton has something to offer visitors of all ages at any time of year. If it's fine and you're feeling fit, climb the steep steps up to the atmospheric Norman ruins of Peveril Castle, completed in 1086 for William Peverel, a favoured knight of William the Conqueror.

Castleton is the only place in the world where the semi-precious stone Blue John, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire, can be found and there are numerous show caverns to explore
Fortify yourself in numerous cafés, tea rooms and pubs before heading off to tackle the Great Ridge Walk, one of the finest routes of its kind in the country. Plus, there are lots of places to stay in Castleton including hotels, self-catering cottages, B&Bs and more.

Nearby is the pretty village of Hope, mentioned in the Doomsday book as well as Edale the small village that marks the start and end of the Pennine Way.

Other places of interest nearby include the delightful Derbyshire village of Bradwell, which contains clusters of cottages and character houses that spread up the sides of a deep gorge before opening out onto lush meadows in the Hope Valley.

Activities in and around Castleton include paying a visit to Treak Cliff Cavern, an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Oaker Farm Cottages & Haddy's Hut is a great choice for accommodation during your stay.

In The Area

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Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Losehill House is the perfect blend of luxurious facilities in the glorious surroundings of the Hope Valley in the Peak District, with stunning views…


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Treak Cliff Cavern

Visit an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home of the unique mineral Blue John stone


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Edale Gathering

The Gathering opened in 2016 and has been 5* rated on Tripadvisor ever since. Located at the top of Edale valley on a private farm.


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Oaker Farm Cottages & Haddy's Hut

Three Hope Valley cottages converted from a former dairy and barns to a high standard, along with a luxurious shepherd's hut. Tranquil, peaceful…


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1530 Restaurant

Homey trattoria in a 16th-century building where pizza, pasta & steaks feature in the menu


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Peveril Castle

The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.


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Speedwell Cavern

A fascinating boat ride through the workings of a 200-year-old lead mine in the heart of the Peak District National Park. It culminates in a…


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Losehill House Hotel & Spa - Restaurant & Bar

With uninterrupted views of the Peak District National Park, our Head Chef and his team are sourcing local produce and preparing quality cuisine with…


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Ramblers Rest

The Ramblers Rest is a quietly situated 17th century guest house in Castleton in the Peak District.


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Food at Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Situated in the beautiful Hope Valley in the Peak District National Park, the Yorkshire Bridge Inn is a family owned multi award winning inn located…


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Peak Walking Adventures

Guided walking and navigation days in the Peak District.


Hope Valley

The Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the Peak District National Park, boasting some of the finest views and most picturesque villages in…


Our Great Itineraries

Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.


Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…


Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope…

Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…


Events in Castleton

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Bamford Well Dressing

Bamford Well Dressing will be on display on The Green -This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. It's the art of decorating wells and…


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Bamford Well Dressing in the Making

Come and see how we create the Bamford Well Dressing!


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Bradwell Well Dressing

Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made of natural products.


Trails nearby

Hope Valley & Hucklow MTB route

This ride takes you through classic dark peak climbs and descents with breathtaking views.


Castleton Heritage & History Walk

This lovely 5.4 mile route takes you around the highlights of Castleton, one of the prettiest and most historically significant villages in the Peak…


Peak District Children's Walks from Castleton

This 4 mile walk in the hills around Castleton is perfect for adventurous kids and their adults


The Peak District GeoWalk

The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.


Places to stay

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Bagshaw Hall, Lodge and Mews

A special opportunity to stay in elegant suites with original features in the historic HALL, or contemporary suites in the LODGE, or in a spacious 4…


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The Ashford Arms

A lovingly restored historic 17th-century inn with bar, restaurant and rooms. Located in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water


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Bank Top Farm

Luxury 5* hot-tub cottages, Derbyshire Dales & Peak District, close to Ashbourne, Alton Towers & Chatsworth.


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Darley House

This historic Georgian home sits on over an acre of land and provides fantastic access to the Peak District National Park. Sleeping 10 - 14,


Villages nearby

Bamford

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