Castleton Visitor Centre & Show Caves



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If you want to experience the view from Mam Tor, feel what it’s like to hang glide over the Hope Valley, or cling to a rockface on Stanage Edge, then Castleton Visitor Centre may be the place for you. Located in the centre of the village, it’s the main hub for exploring Castleton and the Hope Valley, a centre from which to explore the northern National Park, and also a Tourist Information Centre and the location of the Castleton Village Museum, home of many local treasures, some dating back to prehistoric times.

Castleton Visitor Centre & Show Caves
Buxton Road, CASTLETON, S33 8WN


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open daily, Jan-Mar 10.30–4.30; Apr–Jul 10–5, Jul-Aug (summer hols) 10-5.30; Sep–Dec 10.30–5

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.

The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.

The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.

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