Castleton and the locality
There are 2 pubs within 200 yards of the cottage that provide excellent food: The Castle and The George which also welcomes dogs.
Castleton has a further 3 pubs within a few minutes walk. There is a wide choice of cafes, inns, and unusual specialist shops. Peveril stores is a 2 minute walk, where you will find basic provisions including their home-baked bread, pastries and croissants, and a large Morrison’s supermarket is a 10 minute drive away in Chapel en the Frith.
Stream that runs through the village
Castleton itself is an ancient lead mining village and one of the most popular locations in the peak district, famous for its 4 show caverns and unique Blue John Stone. It sits snugly in the Hope Valley, guarded both by the shaly slopes of Man Tor and the square towered Norman Keep of Peveril Castle, which overlooks the village from a lofty limestone perch. The village also has Roman and Iron Age remains.
The Old Market Square
An imposing castle keep high above Castleton, built in Norman times it was to protect the King’s rights to the forest that, back then, covered huge areas of the Peak District. It is one of England’s first Norman forts, made famous by Sir Walter Scott in “Peveril of the Peak”. The square towered castle stands dramatically above Castleton on a rocky outcrop, with spectacular views over the village and the Hope Valley.
The spa town of Buxton has many attractions. The town itself is famous for its spring and is steeped in Roman history. Mary Queen of Scots visited the spring for treatment of her rheumatism. There is a fantastic museum and art gallery where you can explore the history of the Peak, and an opera house that puts on performances for adults and children alike, from opera to pantomime. Buxton plays host to numerous summer events. The Pavilion Gardens near the centre of Buxton are stunning and well worth a visit.
Deep beneath Buxton is a hidden world of stunning beauty. Poole’s Cavern is famous for its unique stalactites and stalagmites, including the longest stalactite in Derbyshire. Above ground is Buxton Country Park.
Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park and Alton Towers are all within easy reach.