Castleton in Derbyshire what to see in Castleton and what to do in Castleton Castleton is an outstandingly pretty village situated at the head of the lovely Vale of Hope, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.
The Celts were the first peple to settle in the Castleton area.
On Mamtor, also known as the shivering mountain, are the remains of a Celtic hill fort on summit, an enclosure of 16 acres at an altitude of 1700ft.
Contains changing displays in the exhibition room, which shows off the talents of local artists, photographers and crafts people.
See also Edale Castleton main attractions information at a glance Peveril Castle Market Place, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WQ Carol Clemett: English Heritage Tel/Fax: 01433 620613 Website: The impressive remains of one of England's first Norman Castles with spectacular views across the Peak District. Peak Cavern Peak cavern Walk, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WS Tel: 01433 620285 Website: spectacular cavern containing historic ropeworks inside Britain's largest cave entrance.
The centre houses a fascinating museum as well as a full range of tourist information services.
Castleton information centre services include accommodation bookings, local theatre bookings, brochures, up to date information on events, attractions and the Peak District National Park.It is a time of considerable pageantry with people dressing in Stuart fashions and choosing a King and a Queen for the day.They lead a procession through the village, the King covered in a great cone of flowers. Aside from the castle, some of the older buildings in the village are the Castle Hotel, dating back to the 17th century, and Castleton Hall, a fine 17th house, now a Youth Hostel.It was first mined at Treak Cliff and by 1770, 16 mines were extracting the stone and selling it to several firms in Derbyshire who turned it into ornaments, vases, clocks and jewellry.Blue John is only found in this area of Britain, andsmall pieces of the mineral are still plentiful, large pieces are now rare.On a hill, overlooking Castleton, is the ancient Peveril Castle.