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Saturday, October 1, 2011


Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District is a popular spot for visitors.

The ruins of Peveril Castle loom over the small village, which is most famous for its limestone caves and caverns: Blue John Cavern, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern. A small amount of Blue John is still mined today.

Castleton's annual festival, held annually on May 29 is the "Garland Day" or "Oak Apple Day", when a Garland King wearing a huge garland of flowers parades through the village.

Castleton is a good place to begin a hike in the Peak District to such local beauty spots as Cavedale, Winnats Pass and Mam Tor.

Other places to see in and around the Castleton area in Derbyshire include Buxton, Eyam Hall, Eyam Stocks and the picturesque Hope Valley.

Images of Castleton by Stephen Kenworthy

Map of Castleton

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