Visitor Centres - Castleton

Castleton Visitor Centre

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Buxton Road
Hope Valley
S33 8WN

Opening times

1 April to 30 September: 9:30am to 5pm
1 to 31 October 2018:
10:00am to 5:00pm
1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019: 
10:00am to 4:30pm

Closed Christmas Day
Open Boxing Day, 10:00am to 3:30pm.

Castleton Christmas Lights
Come and join us on the 17th November 2018 for the Castleton Christmas Lights switch on and late night opening.  The visitor centre and local shops will also be open later every Saturday and Sunday throughout December in the run up to Christmas.   

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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.


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