A day of adventures in the beautiful, old village of Castleton! 

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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.

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
Headed up to Perevil Castle!

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
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!

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
Climb up to the castle

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.

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
There is lots of space to wander around and for kids to run and play. Eric was playing with a ball around on the grass whilst we took photos and walked up to the castle.

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
Playing ball

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castlewhat to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
The castle inside has two floors, medieval windows which are great for photos! and a balcony looking down over to the bottom level. Eric loved running around the balcony.

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
Inside the castle

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The castle is so pretty! In the summer, it would be perfect to relax here with a picnic and play games.

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
Spectacular views
what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
A great picnic spot!
what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler at Perevil castle
Perevil Castle

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!

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
Ducks!
what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
Pretty cottages

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
There’s a duck pond, cafes, caves, shops, tea rooms and pubs.

devils arse peak cavern what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
“Devil’s arse”

what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
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!

Cave dale walk, Castleton what to do in castleton derbyshire day trip with a toddler
Cave Dale is a hidden spot lovely to explore. There was once a cave here before the roof collapsed. Take wellies and have a little paddle! There are sheep too.

Snow drops in casleton, derbyshire

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?

Thank you for reading and watching 🙂

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