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  • East Midlands Tourism Silver
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Information Centre, free entry

EMT SILVER

Castleton Visitor Centre

Castleton Visitor Centre

Contact

The Manager

01433 620679

Address

Buxton Road,
Castleton,
Hope Valley,
S33 8WN

Details

The main centre for exploring the Hope Valley. Located in the village of Castleton, the centre is a ‘must see’ for visitors to the Peak District National Park and houses the Castleton Village Museum the home of many local treasures, some dating from prehistoric times. The centre operates as a Tourist Information Centre offering accommodation bookings and local information to help you make the most of your stay.

The centre received a silver award in the East Midlands Enjoy England Excellence 2008 awards for the quality of its tourism information services

Visitors are inspired to discover the delights of Castleton and the Hope Valley through interactive and interpretative displays. What would it be like to experience the view from Mam Tor, hang glide over the Hope Valley, climb Stanage Edge? Come to Castleton visitor centre - you’ll be surprised!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Smoking not allowed

Prices

Free entry

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 149829  Lat: 53.34278 Long: -1.77766

Situated in the centre of the village. From the east (M1/Sheffield/Chesterfield) take the A6187 into Castleton From the west (M6/Chapel-en-le-Frith/Buxton) take unclassified road from Chapel-en-le-Frith towards Castleton.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Hope station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system