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Top Choice Modern British in Castleton

Samuel Fox

In the Hope Valley village of Bradwell, 2.5 miles southeast of Castleton, this enchanting inn owned by pedigreed chef James Duckett serves exceptional Modern British cuisine: rare roasted venison with pickled red ca…
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 …
Cafe in Castleton

Three Roofs Cafe

Castleton's most popular purveyor of cream teas, opposite the turn-off to the tourist office, also has filling sandwiches, pies and jacket potatoes.
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…
Italian in Castleton


Crispy thin-crust pizzas and fresh pastas such as king prawn, crab, crayfish and calamari linguine are the speciality of Castleton's swish Italian flag-bearer.
Cultural in Castleton

Garland Festival

Castleton celebrates Oak Apple Day on 29 May (28 May if the 29th is a Sunday) as it has for centuries, with the Garland King (buried under an enormous floral headdress) and Queen parading through the village on hors…