A solid range of Castleton self catering cottages from the companies featured below. Prices vary widely, with some available for as little as £80 for week-long breaks. Prices tend to rise according to season although visitors will find a good selection of special offers and deals.
Sykes Cottages - 20 Castleton cottages
, all situated within a 5 mile radius. There's also a good selection of properties that are situated no further than 10 miles. The vast majority are of the traditional stone-built variety which includes barn conversions and old farmhouses.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 10 Castleton holiday cottages
which are located in their Peak District section. Nearly all of their holiday cottages are graded with prices between £300 and £1300. Two-person discounts and other reductions are available for selected properties.
- 7 Castleton cottage properties within 5 miles of the town, with around 15 properties within a 10 mile radius. Their collection includes the usual barn conversions, converted farm cottages and traditional, terraced cottages. Rates are between £240 and £3034 per week.
Holiday Lettings -
A small collection of cottages in Castleton, all of which are traditional in style. They're all well located, with some offering spectacular views over the Peak District countryside. Prices start at just £80, rising to £600 during high season.
Castleton is a large village situated in the county of Derbyshire
. It lies at the Western entrance of the Peak District's Hope Valley which sweeps down to the Yorkshire border.
Near Castleon's village green lies Peveril Castle
. Dating back to Norman times, it affords some impressive views of the surrounding countryside and is protected by the English Heritage. Lying underneath the castle is Peak Cavern, one of many underground caves found in the area. It's mouth is the largest in Britain and leads to a number of rock chambers such as Devil's Cavern and the Orchestral Chamber; known for its acoustic properties.
Mam Tor, is about a mile west of Castleton and stands at 1697ft. It's also known as the Shivering Mountain
due to the effects of erosion, which causes shale to fall into the valley below. At its summit lies an Iron Age fort.
is Castleton's most important annual event and takes place during the latter half of May. A Garland King, made from a wooden frame is covered with flowers and paraded through the town on horseback, accompanied by morris dancing in the Castleton market place. The custom, which has endured for hundreds of years, celebrates the restoration of the monarchy in England and Ireland. For info on about Castleton visitor attractions and activities, see the guide below.
Castleton visitor attractions
There is much to engage the interest of holiday makers at Castleton cottages in Castleton. In the heart of the Peak district, it has some fascinating underground caves, intriguing historical sites and a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy.
The hang-gliding and Paragliding centre at Mam Tor
provides courses and individual instruction. The Castleton Caverns are a renowned centre for rock-climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts - 105 steps lead down to Speedwell Cavern where visitors can take an underground boat ride to an 18th century lead mine.
Food and drink
The Nag’s Head
on Cross Street is an old 17th century coaching inn, that features a gian English breakfast and full day menu. The George
in Castle Street is even older an dates back to 1543 - it has on of the largest collections of malt whisky in the UK and serves traditional, home-cooked food. The many cafes and tea rooms offer a more informal dining experience and are all good value.
History and Culture
Notable historical attractions include the beautiful Chatsworth House
, 12th century Peveril Castle, and the eery plague village of Eyam. In May, the colourful Garland Ceremony
takes place with Morris dancing and singing – this popular event attracts visitors for miles around. There is also a farmer’s market that takes place in the Square on the first Sunday of each month.
Supermarkets and shops
Three general stores cater for everyday needs and if you wish to sample the local produce, For browsing, there are several antique shops worth investigating, some fine craft shops and an amazing antiquarian bookshop of which the town is very proud.