The valley is world renowned for its caves.
There are various show caves some of which are famous for the Blue John stone that is mined there. a very rare mineral, Blue John has been made into fine ornaments and jewellery. there are shops within the village specializing in these items.
Castleton lies close to the boundry of the Dark Peak and the White Peak.
The Dark Peak is characterized by gritstone moorlands and offers superb walking. The area around the Ladybower Reservoirs is dramatic and has good facilities for the visitor.
The White Peak is an altogether gentler area dominated by the limestone it lies on and there are numerous wooded valleys where you can follow the rivers that created them.
The Peak District is well known for an impressive collection of country houses.
Chatsworth house is within easy reach and is the seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Set in a huge deer park, Chatsworth has gardens, garden centre, farm, farm shop , cafe and adventure playground and the house itself is open to the public.
Haddon Hall is a medieval mansion on a more accessible scale and its charm and originality has made it a popular location for period films and t.v dramas.
Peveril Castle has dominated the scene since the Norman times. The on site visitor centre tells the history of this historic castle.
Other houses of interest, all within a reasonable drive, include Hardwick Hall, Lyme Hall, Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall.
Our local tourist information centre is located within the centre of the village, just behind Peveril house.
Castleton has a good and reliable bus service with the terminus just a 1 minute walk from the house.
3 train stations are close by, the nearest is Hope station.
A good selection of traditional pubs, restaurants and tea rooms all within walking distance of the house
Our aim is to make your stay as comfortable, enjoyable and memorable as we possibly can.