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Castleton is one of Derbyshires prettiest villages, sitting at the head of The Vale of Hope,(Hope is its' next-door neighbour) and is surrounded on three sides by steep hill ridges - to the NW is the imposing Mam Tor or 'Shivering Mountain'.
Above another ridge is Peveril Castle, (Which was a present From William The Conquorer to his son William Peveril in 1086). This is now an English Heritage site, the castle gives its name to the village.
Castleton is famed for its underground caverns, The Blue John, Speedwell, Treak and Peak (aka The Devils Arse!) Caverns are open to the public.
Blue John is a fluorspar, only to be found in this particular area of Derbyshire. Local craftshops sell jewellery and ornaments in the attractive blue and yellow stones.
The local church (built at the same time as Peveril Castle) is worth a visit - for its architecture, and inside features such as a Vinegar Bible.
People visit Castleton for day trips to enjoy the scenery, shops and tea rooms, or for walking / caving/ potholing /rock climbing etc.
Castleton has many Hotels, B&B's and a YHA (formerly the 17th century Castleton Hall) these are well worth stopping in, for a taste of 'old world charm' - some are allegedly haunted!!
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Address: Castleton, Derbyshire
Directions: Nearest Rail Station - Hope or Edale.
'Regular' bus route from Sheffield.
Phone: TI office 01433 620679
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