Visitor Centres - Castleton

Castleton Visitor Centre

Bike hire and visitor centres closed

Since Wednesday 18 March our visitor centres and bike hire facilities have closed until further notice. Our North Lees campsite currently remains open. Our public toilet facilities continue to operate, but are subject to the well-publicised limited availability of sanitary products and may close at short notice.

Find us

Buxton Road
Hope Valley
S33 8WN

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Opening times

  • 4th November 2019 to 31st March 2020: week days 10:00am to 4:30pm, 
    weekends 10:00am to 4:30pm.
  • 1st April to 30th September 2020: 9:30am to 5pm
  • 1st October to 1st November 2020: week days 10:00am to 5:00pm, weekends 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • 2nd November 2020 to 31st March 2021: week days 10:00am to 4:30pm, 
    weekends 10:00am to 4:30pm.

From Sunday 2nd February (7pm) until Thursday 6th February (7pm) the car park next to our visitor centre in Castleton (owned by High Peak Borough Council) will only have 20 bays available for use, the rest of the car park will be closed due to filming.

The centre will remain open as usual and our team will be happy to advise on alternative parking.

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

Weather for Castleton

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