Castleton - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Market Place, Castleton
Castleton - FURTHER INFORMATION
Castleton - Castleton visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Castleton' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Derbyshire.
Castleton is a pretty village in the Hope Valley of the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. This is an old town, called 'Pechesers ' in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Around then, just after the Norman Conquest, Peveril Castle was built on a hill overlooking the town to protect the Royal Forest of the Peak. Castleton prospered on lead mining.
Today Castleton is very popular with tourists, especially in the summer months, as visitors come to walk in the Peak District. The village is full of pubs and restaurants to cater for the tourist trade and there are numerous Bed and Breakfast (B&B's) in the area as well as a Youth Hostel. This panorama shows the Market Place of Castleton, surrounded by traditional stone houses.
Castleton is surrounded by hills and ridges. The most prominent of these is
the Great Ridge which runs from Mam Tor to Back Tor and Lose Hill via Hollins Cross pass. Around Castleton are numerous caverns, enlarged by lead mining. Among those now open to the public are Blue John Cavern, The Devil's Arse (Peak Cavern), Speedwell Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Castleton is about 18 miles east of Sheffield.
Train: Hope Station (1.5 miles east)