Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.
Castleton is surrounded on 3 sides by steep hills and the mighty bulk of Mam Tor looms high, 2 miles to the north west of the village. On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.
Castleton has 4 underground show caves, all worth a visit, for their own interesting features. These are Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern.
Castleton has a lot to offer the large numbers of visitors it attracts in terms of interest and history and has always attracted many visitors. There is a large carpark and plenty of onroad parking during busy times. Castleton is famous for its display of Christmas lights and decorations during the festive season. The many shops offering everything from outdoor clothing to gifts stay open late. Castleton is popular with walkers with many public footpaths leading from the village.
A short strenuous walk up onto the Great Ridge provides magnificent views of both Edale Vale and the Hope Valley. Read more in the Castleton Guide
Castleton has a varierty of holiday accommodation to supply the needs of the visitors that flock to walk the local hills and dales, visit the caves and to shop. There are plenty of Guest Houses, Inns and Hotels offering accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis as well as cosy self catering cottages which can often be booked for a weekend or midweek break.