Castleton is a lovely village in the middle of Peak District, and I had the chance to spend one day over there, during my last trip to Manchester. Since we didn’t have the proper equipment to go for a hike, we just enjoyed what the town had to offer, from the visit of the Devil’s arse to the St Edmund’s church. Another famous attraction is the visit of Peveril Castle, also called Peak Castle or even Castleton Castle.
The castle is situated on the top of a massive hill, accessed by a pathway that will take you there in more or less 15 minutes, depending on your fitness level. After some efforts, you get the reward : a 360 degrees view over the Hope Valley and the village of Castleton. This was breathtaking ! :-)
The castle was built in 1080 from wood but then was rebuilt with stones a few years later. The castle has undergone many changes throughout the years, but all you can see now are ruins from this glorious past.
As you can see, the weather was not fantastic and I’m sure you can see further away with a clear sky !
The entrance fee was £9.50 for 2 adults. As part of the English Heritage, you can get in for free if you are a member.
Before driving back to Manchester, we came across this friendly doggy :-)
We will be back, it was such a lovely place !
We are planning to spend a few days in Lake District in April, any suggestions ?