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Visitor Centres - Castleton

Traveller's Choice Award 2022

Find us

Buxton Road
Hope Valley
S33 8WN

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Opening times


  • 10am to 4.30pm (weekdays)
  • 9.30am to 5pm (weekends)

1 May to 30 September

  • 9.30am to 5pm (daily)

1 October to 31 March

  • 10am to 4.30pm (daily)

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.


Our accessibility guide and warm welcome will guide you with the information you need.

Designated parkingAccessible toiletLevel access for foodWheelchair availableAccessible routeLevel access terrainGradientsPowered mobility vehicle available

Further information

Map to Visitor Centres - Castleton

Driving directions

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