Castleton is a gateway to Peak District National Park, where you can discover showstopping scenery. The village is nestled in the Hope Valley and set at the foot of Mam Tor, a 500-metre-high hill steeped in mystery and folklore.
Castleton has charm in spades, with stone houses, flower-filled gardens and quaint tea rooms on every corner. Quintessential country pubs serve British classics like chicken pot pie, bangers and mash and sumptuous Sunday roasts.
Climb the steep steps up to Peveril Castle, an ancient stronghold completed in the 11th century. Explore the ruins and enjoy sweeping views over the Hope Valley and Peak District National Park. The Great Ridge Walk is another fantastic hike.
Guided tours take you into the enchanting caves that stud Peak District National Park. Blue John Cavern is one of the most popular and dripping with beautiful stalactites. You’ll also see veins of a semiprecious gemstone called Blue John decorating the walls. Tours of Speedwell Mine take you deep into an old lead mining pit, with your ticket including a boat ride along the flooded underground tunnel.
Castleton is in Derbyshire, a 30-minute drive from Sheffield and one hour from Manchester. Trains run between Manchester and Hope in one hour. From here, it’s a five-minute drive from Castleton.