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CASTLETON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

SWITCH ON 20 NOVEMBER 2010 - JANUARY 2011

THE FEATURE

Castleton is a delightful village that invites exploration with its cluster of old stone cottages and hilltop castle. The sparkling little stream leading to Peak Cavern takes you through the oldest part of Castleton. Along the main street are a large variety of gift shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Frequently referred to, as the gem of the Peak, Castleton is one of Britainís most appealing villages, set in a magnificent location with wonderful views in all directions. Approaching from the southwest you descend into Castleton through the spectacular Winnats Pass with its forbidding appearance.

At Christmas the village takes on a magical appeal with pretty lights, decorations and an array of Christmas trees, which attracts visitors from far and wide. There is nothing else quite like it anywhere in the country, so make a note in your diary and experience the festive magic of Christmas at Castleton in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The second most visited National Park in the World.

Castleton is a great place to stay, so why not visit the Christmas Lights and make a short break of it, there is still plenty to do and see in the winter in the village and surrounding area.

For more information please call.

Visitors Centre - 01433 620679 or

Causeway House Crafts - 01433 620343

*Horse & Cart Rides - Decision Awaited

LIGHTS SWITCHED ON

 AT 4.30PM APPROX. ON 20 NOVEMBER 2010

All information subject to change without notice, and is dependant on weather conditions,

demand and individual ownership.

SPECIAL EVENTS - 2010

Carols by Candlelight - Treak Cavern

Treak Cliff cavern concerts (2010) are Sat 4th December - 2pm; Sun 5th - 2pm; Sat 11th - 2pm; Sunday 12th - 11.30am and 2pm; Sat 18th - 11.30am and 2pm; Sun 19th - 11.30am and 2pm Admission by pre-booked ticket only. Tel. 01433 621487. Web:www.bluejohnstone.com

Carol Concerts - Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern concerts are on Sat 20th November; Sun 5th December;  Sat 11th; Sun 12th; Sat 18th; Sun 19th all concerts start at 6pm. Xmas Eve concert starts at 4pm.
  Admission by pre-booked ticket only. For further details (Tel. 01433 620285). Web: www.peakcavern.co.uk  
 

CASTLETON FEATURE

Frequently referred to, as the gem of the Peak, Castleton is one of Britainís most appealing villages, set in a magnificent location with wonderful views in all directions. Click below to go to the feature.

Castleton Feature

CASTLETON WALK

A great walk with beautiful views, a Norman Castle, four of Europeís most spectacular caverns and an historic village. Click below to go to the walk.

Castleton Walk

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CASTLETON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

The Castleton Christmas lights are switched on on Saturday 20th November 2010 at  4.30pm approximately. The lights will be switched on by Steph Fearon (from BBC's Over the Rainbow)

Late night shopping: Weekends during December (this is at shopkeeper's discretion so is not guaranteed).

Look out for Santa's Grotto (Tel.01433 620978), Late Night Shopping,  Festive Music, Children's Rides, Christmas Carol Concerts (see main column for contact details) etc.

All information subject to change without notice, and is dependant on weather conditions, demand and individual ownership.


PLACES OF SPECIAL INTEREST IN THE LOCALITY

Caverns without doubt the most spectacular collection of caverns in the country is within easy walking distance of Castleton. Speedwell (Tel. 01433 620512), Blue John (Tel. 01433 620638), Treak (01433 620571) and Peak (Tel. 01433 620285).

Chestnut Centre (Tel. 01298 814099) houses Europeís largest collection of multi-specied otters and owls etc. Situated in wooded parkland. Shop and Tea Room. For further information: www.ottersandowls.co.uk

Edale where the Nagís Head Inn is the traditional starting point of the 270 mile Pennine Way Trail, as it winds its way north to the Scottish border at Kirk Yetholm. The Peak District National Parkís Field Head Visitor Centre is also here.  


REFRESHMENTS

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn (Tel. 01433 620330) a delightful 17th century freehouse, with a lovely beamed ceiling in the lounge. All meals are home cooked with over thirty mouth watering dishes to select from. Relaxing atmosphere. En-suite accommodation. Four poster rooms.

The Hidden Tea Rooms (Tel. 01433 620918) hidden away in Old Castleton, close to the river, on the first floor above Dolly's China and Antique shop on the way to Peak Cavern. The owners have created an ambience of yesteryear with linen cloths, china and Sheffield Steel cutlery. Renowned for real cream teas. Excellent selection of teas and coffee available. Highly recommended.



IMAGES

The Christmas Lights leaflet images have been kindly supplied by Ken Slack - Castleton Christmas Lights Committee. Many thanks to Malcolm Needham who took the original photographs.


PEAK CAVERN

Peak Cavern is a true cave, directly beneath the castle, it has a dramatic entrance and is said to have the largest cave entrance in Britain.

Peak Cavern


CASTLETON INFORMATION CENTRE AND MUSEUM

Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre incorporates a museum into the building, that Castleton Historical Society use to feature a range of exhibitions, about village life through the ages.

Castleton Information Centre and Museum


 

SPECIAL FEATURES

Castleton Feature

Castleton Walk

Castleton Information Centre and Museum

Peak Cavern

All details on this page were correct at the time of publication, but changes may be made without notification.