Visitor Centres - Castleton

Castleton Visitor Centre

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Buxton Road
Hope Valley
S33 8WN

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Opening times

UPDATE: National Park visitor and cycle hire centres will close from Wednesday 4 November in line with Covid-19 lockdown restrictions until at least 2 December.

From 3 December 2020

  • Monday -10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday - 10am to 5pm
  • Friday - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 9.30am to 5pm

Please note we will close for 30mins each day for lunch.

Covid-19 update - what to expect

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time. Please help us to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and follow these guidelines when visiting centres. Thank you.

  • 10 customers permitted in the premises at any one time - please wait to be invited in by a member of the team.
  • Visitors will be invited on a one in one out basis.
  • Please keep to the left and follow arrows.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser when entering the building.
  • Cashless payment preferred.
  • Entry to the café through the door from car park area only.
  • Museum closed.
  • Leaflets – please browse with eyes only or take with you once you have touched.
  • Browse with eyes only – no handling of goods.
  • No toilet facilities inside – please use public toilets adjacent to car park.

Contact us

Castleton is a beautiful village situated in the Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Surrounded by hillsides and overlooked by Mam Tor (the shivering mountain) and the ancient Peveril Castle, the village is popular for it’s show caves, Blue John stone, history, shops, Christmas lights, walking and the annual garland ceremony in May.

Our visitor centre has been fully refurbished in 2017 and is now the premier visitor centre in the Peak District National Park, with exciting new information displays, a dedicated space for Castleton Historical Society’s museum, improved retail area, an area for activities, as well as a new café.

You'll find a warm welcome for people of all ages and abilities, particularly those living with disability, wheelchair users, families with young children or elderly relatives. We also encourage visits from school, youth and community groups.

Come and enjoy the exciting digital interpretation displays including the interactive wall – the first time this technology has been used by a national park. Experience the Castleton story as told by our friends at Castleton Historical Society (CHS) and their artefacts. You can get a taste of the area too as you'll find that our new café uses local products and local food suppliers.

The new Blueberry Food Cafe

Parking and toilets

There is a car park and toilets adjacent to our visitor centre, these are operated by High Peak Borough Council. Please note that the pay and display machines only accept change and do not accept bank notes or cards.


Further information

Map to Visitor Centres - Castleton

Driving directions

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