What to do in Castleton, you ask?
We took a day trip to this old village with our toddler.
I love old, quintessentially English towns and villages. We are fortunate enough to live by the Peak District, full of gorgeous places to visit.
Perevil Castle in Castleton was on our to-visit list, so off we headed there with Eric!
Castleton is easy to get to by public transport, we caught the 271 bus from Sheffield bus station.
Castleton is in the high peak so there are spectacular views over the Peak District. Mam Tor is here, too, which is a great national trust walk with rewarding picturesque views!
We went to Castleton on quite a windy, cold day so we headed to Perevil Castle first and plans to walk Mam Tor later if we had time.
The 11th century castle is funded by English Heritage. There is a steep climb to the top of the castle not suitable for prams but they can be left at the visitors centre. We had a sling which I recommend!
Entry prices are from £5.10 adult, free under 5s.
Once at the top the views are amazing so it’s nice to take all of this in and walk around the front.
Back down into the village we strolled around and took in the beautiful village. Cottage after cottage, it’s so pretty and a living postcard!
There are four showcaves in and nearby Castleton; Peak cavern “the devils arse“, Speedwell cavern with an underground boat ride, Treak cliff cavern and Blue john mine. We walked up to see Peak Cavern but saved it for another day!
Castleton is one of my favourite small medieval villages; with walks, caves, castle and close to Sheffield. There are lots of options for food and drinks from cosy little tearooms and big family pubs.
Have you been to Castleton? What are some of your favourite places in the Peak District?
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