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    Welcome to Castleton, Hope & Edale

    Nestled in the Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park are three of the most beautiful and popular villages in the Peak District.

    Things to do in Castleton in the Peak District & Derbyshire

    Close to mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain', Castleton is one of the most beautifully-situated villages in the Peak District.

    Whether you approach through the dramatic limestone gorge of Winnats Pass or from the Hope Valley, you'll appreciate the fabulous views created by its location on the cusp of the Peak District's breathtaking limestone and gritstone landscapes.

    Whatever the weather, Castleton has something to offer visitors of all ages at any time of year. If it's fine and you're feeling fit, climb the steep steps up to the atmospheric Norman ruins of Peveril Castle, completed in 1086 for William Peverel, a favoured knight of William the Conqueror.

    Castleton is the only place in the world where the semi-precious stone Blue John, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire, can be found and there are numerous show caverns to explore

    Fortify yourself in numerous cafés, tea rooms and pubs before heading off to tackle the Great Ridge Walk, one of the finest routes of its kind in the country. Plus, there are lots of places to stay in Castleton including hotels, self-catering cottages, B&Bs and more.

    The pretty village of Hope is situated where the River Noe and Peakshole Water meet, and has a range of hills to the north including Win Hill and Losehill.

    Hope village was mentioned in the Doomsday book as having both a priest and a church and the present church, dedicated to St Peter dates from around the 13th century and is famous for it's gargoyles, a Norman font and there is the stump of a Saxon Cross in the churchyard.

    The village has a selection of cafés and pubs and has local greengrocers and a deli as well as farmer's butchers and gallery. The town has an annual beer festival, well dressing and other events. There is a large campsite in the village and a 4 star spa hotel on its outskirts.

    Other places of interest nearby include the delightful Derbyshire village of Bradwell, which contains clusters of cottages and character houses that spread up the sides of a deep gorge before opening out onto lush meadows in the Hope Valley.

    Edale is a small village at the start/end of the UK's first and most famous long distance walking path, the Pennine Way.

    The village itself grew from the herdsmens' shelters or 'booths' at what are now the hamlets of Upper Booth, Barber Booth, Ollerbrook Booth and Nether Booth. The central 'booth' was Grindsbrook Booth, now usually called Edale Village.

    The village has two popular pubs, a café and local shop. The village has a railway station on one of England's most spectacular railway routes: the Manchester to Sheffield train line. There are two camping sites in Edale as well as others in outlying 'booths'.

    Activities in Castleton, Hope & Edale include paying a visit to Treak Cliff Cavern, an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Oaker Farm Cottages & Haddy's Hut is a great choice for accommodation during your stay.

    In The Area


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    Treak Cliff Cavern

    Visit an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home of the unique mineral Blue John stone

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    Oaker Farm Cottages & Haddy's Hut

    Three Hope Valley cottages converted from a former dairy and barns to a high standard, along with a luxurious shepherd's hut. Tranquil, peaceful…

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    Pure Outdoor

    World-class training and outdoor experiences including walking, climbing and caving.

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    The Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge

    A traditional Derbyshire inn with 7 en-suite bedrooms, large woodland garden, hand pulled local beer, secure cycle store, log burners and…

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    Café Adventure

    Ride, Hike, Coffee & Cake.. Muddy boots, bikers and dogs welcome

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    Award winning private bespoke guiding, walking and nature based experience days, group walks and navigation training across the Peak District and…

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    Hope Valley

    The Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the Peak District National Park, boasting some of the finest views and most picturesque villages in…

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    Underleigh House

    Underleigh House has 5 Star Gold Award status (from Visit England) as a B&B.

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    The Old Hall Hotel

    Enjoy an overnight stay in comfort in our 500 year old ex-hall turned Inn/Small Hotel in the Hope Valley. Our five bedrooms range from a single to…

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    Riding House Farm Cottages

    Recently converted farm cottages with stunning views over the Hope Valley. Superbly equipped, original beams and features. Situated in an historic…

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    The Derwent Country House

    Perfectly placed right in the heart of the Peak District village of Bamford. The cleverly converted former hotel/pub provides a fabulous self…

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    Upper Derwent Valley

    The Peak District National Park's Upper Derwent Valley is known for its majestic reservoirs, spectacular scenery, peaceful forests and wild open…

    Our Great Itineraries

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    Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope…

    Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…

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    Peak District classics: Hope Valley itinerary

    Taking in some of the best views and most picturesque places in the Hope Valley, this varied tour would make an excellent weekend or midweek break.

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    Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley

    Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester…

    Events in Castleton, Hope & Edale

    Foolow Well Dressing


    Foolow Well Dressing

    This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

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    Bradwell Well Dressing

    Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made of natural products. Bradwell's is on display 5th-14th August

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    Bamford Well Dressing

    Bamford Well Dressing will be on display on The Green -This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. It's the art of decorating wells and…

    Trails nearby

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    The Peak District GeoWalk

    The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.

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    The Limestone Way

    The Limestone Way is a superb 46-mile waymarked route across the White Peak landscape of the Peak District National Park.

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    Castleton, Mam Tor & The Great Ridge Walk

    An exhilarating 6½ mile walk with the option to extend to 8 miles. It includes one of the best ridge walks in the country, with superb views of the…

    Kinder Walk

    Edale to Kinder Scout Walk

    This circular walk takes you from the pretty village of Edale to the windswept moors of the Kinder plateau, the highest point in the Peak District.

    Villages nearby

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