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, son …
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.
Cave in Castleton

Peak Cavern

Castleton's most convenient cave is easily reached by a pretty stream-side 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. Dra…
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 via an eerie boat ride through flooded tunnels, emerging by a huge subterranean lake called the Bottoml…
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 focus on the history of mining; kids can polish their own…
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. You can get here on foot up the closed sec…