How Lane, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WJ, United Kingdom
Tel: 01433 620330  info@cheshirecheeseinn.co.uk

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Castleton is the ideal base from which to explore the fabulous Peak District National Park.  There is so much to see and do for all ages making it the second most visited place in the world, second only to Mount Fuji.  Whether it is peace and tranquillity or an activity break you are seeking, then you won’t be disappointed. 

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Castleton itself has a good selection of shops, places to eat as well as six pubs all within 5 minutes walk of each other, all set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Hope Valley.  The landscape of the Peak Park is especially popular with walkers & climbers, with varied terrains, rugged moorland and wooded valleys.  Aside from walking and climbing, other popular activities include golf, bird watching, bike riding and paragliding to name but a few.

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Within and close to the village of Castleton itself, you
will find four famous show caves – Blue John, Treak Cliff, Speedwell and Peak Cavern, now known as ‘The Devil’s Arse’.  Blue John and Treak Cliff caverns are home to the beautiful Blue John Stone, a mineral which has been mined here for centuries.  Regular guided tours of the caverns are conducted all year round giving you the chance to see the magnificent water-worn caverns and Blue John in its natural state, along with stalagmites and stalactites.  You can also see how rope was made many years ago by the local villagers in Peak Cavern as well as taking a boat trip in Speedwell Cavern. 

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Above ground is just as spectacular with attractions such as Cave Dale, Winnats Pass, Mam Tor ( known locally as the ‘shivering mountain’ ) and the ancient ruins of Peveril Castle from which Castleton gets its name.  All can easily be accessed by foot from the Inn and are well worth a visit.  Other attractions in the surrounding area include Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire,  Derwent Reservoir, where the practice runs for the Dam Busters took place and local villages such as Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell Pudding.