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Travel Guide to holidays in... Castleton, Derbyshire, England

Situated between the Dark Peak and the White Peak in Hope Valley, Derbyshire, the village of Castleton has long been popular with tourists, especially walkers who make this their base for exploring the beautiful scenery of the Peak District which surrounds it. As well as several shops, an information centre and numerous tea shops and pubs in the village itself, there are also a good number of walking routes which lead out of the village.

Transport is provided for by a number of bus services, but lacking its own railway station, the nearest rail link is via Hope station a couple of miles away. Accommodation is provided for with a range of guesthouses, B&Bs, and holiday lets and cottages which you can search and compare on Go2. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

For many of those staying in our holiday cottages in Derbyshire, the main appeal of the county will be the unspoilt scenery of the Peak District, in the north of the county. However, there are many other attractions waiting for you in this varied region,

Derbyshire boasts a number of fine country houses, including Chatsworth House & Gardens, one of our finest stately homes with a magnificent chapel, not to mention an impressive water cascade and the towering plume of the Emperor Fountain. And Hardwick Hall in Doe Lea is one of England’s finest Elizabethan houses, with an amazing frontage of tall windows. Bolsover Castle, dating from the 12th Century, is also well worth a visit during one of our Derby cottage holidays.

The city of Derby has some excellent shopping and the Cathedral is famous for its impressive tower. If you’re in a ghoulish mood, pay a visit to Derby Gaol, a popular visitor attraction based in the old dungeons of Derby County Gaol. Afterwards, why not take a stroll in Derby Arboretum, England’s first public park, or take a look around Pickford’s House, a marvellous example of 18th Century architecture.

Read more about Castleton at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Castleton with Go2.

Map of Castleton

Use the map below to view Castleton and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.

Accommodation in Castleton

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Castleton

Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Castleton

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Castleton pay the following sites a visit...

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Find restaurants in Castleton at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Castleton visit Sugar Vine

If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Castleton...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Castleton area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in Castleton

Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Castleton over the next few days...

How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Castleton

Transport tavel guide to Castleton

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Castleton and you're convinced. Castleton is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

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Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

User Guides

Castleton is well worth visiting. It is a large village, popular with tourists chiefly on account of its association with the rare Blue John mineral found in the area. Indeed, there are a number of caverns which are open to visit. For example, in Speedwell Cavern, you are taken in a rowing boat some distance along an old mine shaft - with barely any head room as you navigate the narrow tunnel ! The tunnel however opens out into a vast cavern, where you may leave the boat and take photographs. The village has some very good restuarants and shops, mainly geared at tourists and selling Blue John jewellery &c Of additional interest is Peverill Castle, where excellent views can be enjoyed over Castleton and the Hope Valley. Walkers and mountain-bikers will also enjoy it here, with an abudance of walks - such as the Limestone Way, and nearby Mam Tor hill. There is no railway station here (the nearest is at Hope, a couple of miles away) but there is a regular bus service to Sheffield (one hour) - so reasonably accessible if you do not have a car. Indeed, with many accommodation options, this really is the ideal place to use a base to explore the northern area of the Peak District, with the following places all being very nearby : Edale, Kinder Scout, Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Ladybower Reservoir and Snake Pass. Truly deserving of 5 stars.
Cliff, Cranfield
29 October 2011

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