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Pretty Derbyshire Village. Caverns and a Castle. Good base for walks/ sightseeing
In a nutshell
Worth going just for the scenery
If you venture onto the hills surrounding Castleton, make sure you wrap up warm - even in summer as it can get bitterley cold
Written May 2, 2006
Luggage and bags: A day sack for carrying camera, guide book etc.
Suitcase/rucksack if staying at one of the inns or Youth Hostel
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking Boots- There's miles of countryside to explore.
Sturdy shoes for walking upto the castle, or down the caverns.
The weather can be variable- come prepared.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Usual small first Aid kit if walking.
Photo Equipment: Camera, and usual amount of film/digital gear.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: No beach, but camping sites and plenty of outdoor activities on offer.
Shops in Castleton sell all kinds of walking, climbing and camping equipment.
coins for the Pay n Display car park.
maps/ guide books - The tourist Info office, and shops sell a good selection.
Written Jan 7, 2006
Favorite thing: It is NOT the most important sight in Castleton but nevertheless, a climb up the hill to the old castle ruin gives you nice views of the countryside...oh, and great excercise!
Written Oct 6, 2002