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celtic cross war memorial in market place in the peak district village of castleton derbyshire england uk
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Castleton stands in the northern part of the Peak District National Park and is the ideal starting point for exploring the local caves. These are natural, or lead-mining galleries, or a mixture of both. William Peveril built a stone castle here soon after the Norman Conquest. Today, the ruined keep, mostly built in the 12C, still dominates the village.

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  • Blue John Cavern Interesting

    st. Cross GB - Castleton S33 8WH

    This cavern has a pure form of fluorite known as Blue John. This semi-precious stone is worked for jewellery and larger pieces for a long time; the ruins of Pompeii contain vases made from this material. During your visit through these caves, you can..

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  • Peak Cavern

    Hope Valley GB - Castleton S33 8WS

    The closest cave to Castleton is Peak Cavern, with an impressive entrance situated at the foot of the hill where the castle stands. For three centuries, until 1974, ropemakers lived here, their houses built at the entrance leading to the cavern. Ther..

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