Things to see and do - Castleton
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Castleton : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Castleton : Things to see and do
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..
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..