Castle in Castleton

Peveril Castle

Topping the ridge to the south of Castleton, a 350m walk from the town centre, this evocative castle has been so ravaged by the centuries that it almost looks like a crag itself. Constructed by William Peveril, Will…
Cave in Castleton

Treak Cliff Cavern

Captivating Treak Cliff has a forest of stalactites and exposed seams of colourful Blue John stone, which is still mined to supply the jewellery trade. Tours lasting 40 minutes depart every half-hour and focus on th…
Cave in Castleton

Speedwell Cavern

Just over half a mile west of Castleton at the mouth of Winnats Pass, this claustrophobe's nightmare is reached by descending 106 steps for an eerie boat ride through flooded tunnels, emerging by a huge subterranean…
Cave in Castleton

Peak Cavern

Castleton's most convenient cave is easily reached by a pretty streamside 250m walk south of the village centre. It has the largest natural cave entrance in England, known (not so prettily) as the Devil's Arse. Dram…
Cave in Castleton

Blue John Cavern

Up the southeastern side of Mam Tor, 2 miles west of Castleton, Blue John is a maze of natural caverns with rich seams of Blue John stone that are still mined every winter. Access is via a one-hour guided tour that …
Museum in Castleton

Castleton Museum

Attached to the tourist office, the cute town museum has displays on everything from mining and geology to rock climbing, hang-gliding and the curious Garland Festival.