Castleton is located in Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The Hope Vallley is justifiably one of the most popular tourist locations in the Peak District National Park.

At the head of the valley lies Castleton, and the area around here has numerous caverns and deep valleys (or 'dales') carved out of the local limestone rock. The caverns are a famous and popular visitor attraction.

On the north side of Hope Valley there is a ridge of low hills including Mam Tor, Back Tor and Lose Hill, which are also excellent places for a walk, and beyond this lies Edale - the starting point of the Pennine Way - and Kinder Scout, which is one of the finest of the gritstone moorlands for which the Peak District is famous.

Cheshire House is the perfect base for walking, leave your car behind and start your walk from the village.

The Peak District is also a wonderful area for many other activities, such as cycling, rock-climbing, pot-holing and hang-gliding.

There are many historic houses within easy reach and which are well worth a visit. These include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Hall and Park and Hardwick Hall.

There are several interesting towns within easy reach. Buxton is famous for its Opera House and Festival, while Bakewell has a thriving weekly livestock market.

If you prefer Theme Parks then Alton Towers is a little over an hour away by car, and the many attractions of the Matlock area (such as the Heights of Abraham) are closer still.

Visit Castleton is the official website of the Castleton Chamber of Commerce and has more information on the village - www.visitcastleton.co.uk


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paraglider
Paraglider taking off from Mam Tor, overlooking Castleton
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Peveril Castle and Mam Tor overlook Castleton
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Mountain Bikers on Lords Seat, near Mam Tor
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A fountain at Chatsworth House