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Castleton Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 38 photos


Castleton is one of Derbyshires prettiest villages, and is a very popular spot all year round!

Visitors come here to enjoy the scenery, walking, eating and drinking at the many pubs, restaurants or tea rooms.

Castletons main attractions are its Caverns and Show caves, Peveril Castle, Mam Tor and its shops, which sell Blue John stone and a variety of local crafts.

Christmas in Castleton is a good time to visit, with its lights, and carol singing either in the Church, or down the caverns.

The village centre is a square, just off the main road, where the church, some attractive pubs, and the Youth Hostel are located.

Above the square, sitting on top of the hill is Peveril Castle. Below Castletons land are the Peak Cavern, and Cave Dale- a collapsed cavern, which offers good views of the castle, and is a great walk, through the deep and narrow 'walls'

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty Derbyshire Village. Caverns and a Castle. Good base for walks/ sightseeing
  • Cons:Can get busy at weekends.
  • In a nutshell:Well worth a visit!
  • Last visit to Castleton: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Rachael71's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2007 at 6:42 AM

    One of my favourite villages, especially at Christmas when the main street is lined with trees.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 2:47 PM

    We just must get to this area but I'm afraid there may be too many tourists??


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