Castleton


As you descend to picture-postcard Castleton, take in one of the cave tours and discover the glories of Blue John, for this is a pilgrimage to the great indoors as well as the great outdoors. Enjoy the medieval church, the castle, the tourist shops, pubs and cafes. Peveril Castle which sits above the village was built by William Peveril in the 11th century with additions by Henry II in 1176. It is well worth the climb above the village and is now in the care of English Heritage. 

The parish church in Castleton is dedicated to Saint Edmund, King of East Anglia. He was martyred after his defeat by the Danes in AD879. The church as it stands today dates back to the 12th century at least.