Castleton has numerous attractions, ranging from medieval castles to conservation farm parks.
Peveril Castle is the reason for the existence of Castleton and looms above the village. It is in the care of English Heritage and is well worth a visit. The views from the castle, down to Cave Dale, to Mam Tor and to Castleton itself are excellent.
There are four show caves open to the public in Castleton. The first of these is Peak Cavern (advertised as ‘The Devil’s Arse’), the only wholly natural system and the only one which is actually in the village.
Outside the village are three others – Speedwell Cavern, which has an underground canal – Treak Cliff – famous for its Blue John stone, and Blue John mine. Speedwell lies at the foot of the Winnats Pass, and the other two are on the slopes which roll down from Mam Tor.
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