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Places To Go and Places To Visit

Things to do and see in and around Castleton, Derbyshire and the Peak District.

  • Walking Around Castleton
    Fabulous walking in abundance around Castleton, with the Pennine Way, Mam Tor ridge, Kinderscout, Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs being amongst the most popular of many local walks. Start from our front door!
  • Cycling Around Castleton
    For places slightly further afield, you can hire a bicycle from Four Seasons Bed & Breakfast or from The Peak District Cycle Centre.
  • Peveril Castle
    Peveril Castle in CastletonTowering above Castleton on limestone cliffs is our very own Peveril Castle. The castle ruins are always worth a visit, and it often plays host to special events that are bound to delight.
  • Peak Cavern
    In the middle of Castleton a short riverside walk takes you to a spectacular limestone gorge. 280 foot high vertical cliffs mark the entrance to Peak Cavern. With frequent guided tours throughout the day and detailed information about the Cavern's history, this is a “must see” attraction. Telephone 01433 620-285 or visit their website for further details.
  • Speedwell Cavern
    Take an underground journey by boat to witness first-hand the eerie splendour of the Bottomless Pit - a huge subterranean lake. Situated in Castleton's Hope Valley at Winnats Pass, this attraction is open every day except Christmas Day - if it's not flooded! Telephone 01433 621-888 or visit their website for further details.
  • Blue John Cavern
    Blue John stone has been mined in Castleton for centuries and the world famous Blue John Cavern is home to eight of the fourteen known varieties. The hour long guided tours are perfect for the more adventurous holiday-maker. For further details telephone 01433 620-638 or visit the Cavern's website.
  • Treak Cliff Cavern
    Treak Cliff Hill is one of the only places in the world where Blue John Stone naturally occurs

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  • Chatsworth House
    Chatsworth House is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink and many miles of free walks. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park. Only 25 minutes from Castleton, it is well worth a visit during your stay here with us.
  • David Mellor Cutlery and Kitchenware
    David Mellor is one of the best known 20th century British designers. The new museum shows the full historic collection of his work, extending from marvellous examples of Mellor’s handmade silver to the traffic lights we stop at every day. This wide-ranging exhibition is an eye-opener for anybody with an interest in design.
  • Hathersage Open Air Heated Swimming Pool
    This unique outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a lawned enclosure with a covered veranda to one side. It gives users the opportunity to swim in the open air in warm water, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery. So don't forget to pack your swimmers when you visit the Peak District! The Pool Café serves from early morning through to late evening. Phone 01433 650843. Open: April - October
  • Wildlife Discovery Park
    Peak Cavern in CastletonBased at the Chestnut Centre Conservation Park in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Founded to promote the status and wellbeing of otters, owls and other endangered or threatened species. Injured animals are nursed to health and where possible returned to the wild. Telephone 01298 814-099 for details or visit their website.

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  • Eyam Hall
    Built in 1671, this elegant manor house is situated in the famous “plague” village of Eyam in the Hope Valley. Eyam Hall offers guided tours and a craft centre. Telephone 01433 631-976 for a full events calendar.
  • Eyam Museum
    The fully researched and authentic story of the tragedy that befell the people of Eyam when the plague struck in 1665 is retold at Eyam Museum.
  • Haddon Hall
    One of the finest Medieval and Tudor Houses in England, Haddon Hall is situated in delightful countryside near Bakewell, Derbyshire, in the Peak District.
  • Chrich Tramway Museum
    Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.
  • Derwent Valley Mills
    In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire became inscribed as a World Heritage Site. Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the world Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.

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  • Cromford Mill
    In August 1771 Richard Arkwright began building in Cromford. He created the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill; a vital step towards full scale factory production.
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  • The Pennine Way
    The Pennine Way was designated by the Countryside Agency in 1965 as Britain's first National Trail. Today the Pennine Way is one of the most famous and popular walks in the country.
  • Ladybower Fishery
    Ladybower Fishery welcomes all fly fishermen with season, daily, afternoon and concessional Permits available. Full Season Permits will entitle you to fish on any day during the life of the Permit, and a Weekday Season Permit entitles you to fish from Monday to Friday. Boat hire is also available.
  • Peak District Cycle Centre
    Just a 15 minute drive from Four Seasons B&B, The Peak District Cycle Centre at Derwent offers cycle hire around the stunning area of Derwent Water and Ladybower reservoir. A choice of bikes is available including tandems. The centre is a 15 minute drive from Four Seasons B&B.
  • Peak Tours
    Peak Tours offer a cycle hire and delivery service to anywhere in the Peak District. Peak Tours deliver your bike to your start point and pick up from the same place or a different location if you require.

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  • Grough Stuff Walks
    Grough-Stuff is a personal guided walk service for individuals or groups of people in and around the Peak District National Park. Blackden Brook, Derbyshire
  • Peak Railway
    A reopened section of the Manchester to London line now offers steam trips and other excursions between Matlock and Rowsley. Rowsley is a 40 minute drive from Four Seasons B&B. See their website for more information.
  • Derbyshire Flying Centre
    DFC offers hang gliding and para gliding tuition and flights. Based just outside Bradwell, Derbyshire Flying Centre the centre is a 5 - 10 minute drive from Four Seasons B&B
  • Hathersage Outside shop
    The first and largest of the group's outdoor clothing shops, the Hathersage branch is ideally situated in the heart of climbing territory. In addition to an excellent Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Department, the shop has a huge range of clothing, boots and equipment. See their website for further details.
  • Peak Activities Limited
    Peak Activities offer specialist training in outdoor activities, development training and team building. Based in Hathersage they are a 10 minute drive from Four Seasons Bed & Breakfast.
  • Highpoint
    Highpoint offer rock climbing courses and are situated near Buxton, a short 20 minute drive from Four Seasons B & B.

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  • Acclimbatize
    Acclimbatize offer courses and training in rock climbing, abseiling, caving and pot holing, canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking, navigation training and orienteering in the Peak district.
  • Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire
  • High Peak Estate
    Derbyshire is the perfect holiday destination for walkers and hikers. Over 85% of the High Peak Estate is open country, over which you can roam freely. Visit the National Trust website for more information
  • Dragon Balloon Company
    Hot Air Balloon Flights over the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Enjoy an adventure that combines the thrill of flight with the calm sensation of floating. Break out from your everyday environment and see the world from a new perspective. Balloon flights offer a relaxing and safe way to view the beautiful English countryside. The Dragon Balloon Company provide a range of different ballooning experiences for that special occasion - be it a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just a well deserved treat!

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