Castleton - the heart of the Peak District
Nestled in the Hope Valley, central in the Peak District, Castleton is a charming little village popular for its amazing location, with stunning views of the glorious surrounding scenery. The numerous footpaths leading from the village out into the countryside make Castleton an ideal location for walkers, but there’s plenty to do in the centre, too. The local museum tells the story of life in Castleton over the centuries, and the village is well-populated with cosy pubs and cafes, too.
Panoramic views at Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle overlooks the village of Castleton, and the 11th-century ruins are well worth a visit. Climb up for incredible views across the Hope Valley and the wider Peak District. From the visitor centre, you can get guided tours of Peveril to discover the history of the castle, from its origins as a Norman fortress to its decline in the hands of John of Gaunt.
Adventure awaits in Castleton's caves
Castleton is home to a number of incredible caves, open for the public to explore. One of them, Peak Cavern, is the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles, hidden in the cliffs below Peveril Castle. Inside, you can discover the remains of an ancient village that lived in Peak Cavern for over 400 years. Planning a trip to Castleton? Book a room at the Travelodge Glossop Hotel. Situated at the edge of the Peak District, half an hour from Castleton, it’s also less than an hour away from Manchester - so why not visit the city while you’re here?