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On the 2nd April 2004, Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre was opened to the public. The plans were drawn up following consultations with the local community and provides extensive community facilities. A museum has been incorporated into the building, which the Castleton Historical Society uses to feature a range of exhibitions, about village life through the ages. The community meeting room is available free, for the use of local people.

The exhibition at the one million pound centre is superb, and fully does justice to one of the most beautiful villages in the country. The pot holing and climbing displays enable the visitor to get so close to the action, as to feel as if they are actually present.

Castleton Centre is open between 10am and 5pm every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day. The latest computer equipment has been installed, ensuring that information about the Peak District is readily available at the touch of a button. An on-line system can instantly book accommodation throughout the country.

Apart from information about Peak District attractions, activities, events and accommodation, the Castleton Centre also sells a wide range of other products to assist the visitor. These include books, maps, guides, clothing, toys and gifts.

Whatever the weather Castleton, frequently referred to, as the gem of the Peak, is a delightful place to visit. Its cluster of old stone cottages and narrow lanes invite exploration. The sparkling little stream leading to Peak Cavern takes you through the oldest part of Castleton. Along the main street are a large variety of gift shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and towering above the village is Peveril Castle.


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Caverns without doubt the most spectacular collection of caverns in the country is within easy walking distance of Castleton. Speedwell (Tel. 01433 620512), Blue John (Tel. 01433 620638), Treak (01433 620571) and Peak (Tel. 01433 620285).

Chestnut Centre (Tel. 01298 814099) houses Europeís largest collection of multi-specied otters and owls including Britainís only pair of giant otters. Situated in wooded parkland. Shop and Tea Room. For further information website:

Edale where the Nagís Head Inn is the traditional starting point of the 270 mile Pennine Way Trail, as it winds its way north to the Scottish border at Kirk Yetholm. The Peak District National Parkís Field Head Visitor Centre is also here.  


Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn (Tel. 01433 620330) a delightful 17th century freehouse, with a lovely beamed ceiling in the lounge. All meals are home cooked with over thirty mouth watering dishes to select from. Relaxing atmosphere. En-suite accommodation. Four poster rooms.

The Hidden Tea Rooms (Tel. 01433 620918) hidden away in Old Castleton, close to the river, on the first floor above Dolly's China and Antique shop on the way to Peak Cavern. The owners have created an ambience of yesteryear with linen cloths, china and Sheffield Steel cutlery. Renowned for real cream teas. Excellent selection of teas and coffee available.


At Christmas the village takes on a magical appeal with pretty lights, decorations and an array of Christmas trees, which attracts visitors from far and wide.

Castleton Christmas Lights


Castleton Garland Ceremony (MAY).

Castleton Christmas Lights (DECEMBER).

For more information  please call.

01433 620679


Peak Cavern is a true cave, directly beneath the castle, it has a dramatic entrance and is said to have the largest cave entrance in Britain.

Peak Cavern


Frequently referred to, as the gem of the Peak, Castleton is one of Britainís most appealing villages, set in a magnificent location with wonderful views in all directions.

Castleton Feature


A great walk with beautiful views, a Norman Castle, four of Europeís most spectacular caverns and an historic village.

Castleton Walk


Castleton Feature

Castleton Walk

Castleton Christmas Lights

Peak Cavern

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