peveril castle
Peveril Castle keep with Mam Tor behind
Walkers in Cave Dale, Castleton
chatsworth canal pond
Chatsworth Canal Pond and fountain

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 Location of our self-catering holiday cottages

Laburnum Cottage and The Old Workshop are self-catering holiday cottages situated in the centre of the village of Castleton, Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.


The Hope Vallley is justifiably one of the most popular tourist locations in the Peak District National Park.


Towering above Castleton is Peveril Castle, a Norman castle which was built around 1080 by William Peveril, thought to have been an illegitimate son of William the Conquerer.


The area around Castleton has numerous caverns and deep valleys (or 'dales') carved out of the local limestone rock. The caverns are a famous and popular visitor attraction.


Dominating the view from Castleton is Mam Tor, a former Iron Age fortress which is a spectacular viewpoint and a favourite launching pad for local hang-glider pilots.


From the cottage doorstep it is 50 metres to the entrance to Cave Dale, leading to a magnificent walk up this spectacular dale and around Peveril Castle. There are other walks from the cotage which lead up Mam Tor or up nearby Lose Hill, making this the perfect base for walkers and ramblers.


Beyond this lies Edale - the starting point of the Pennine Way - and Kinder Scout, which is one of the finest of the gritstone moorlands for which the Peak District is famous.


Only a short distance away lie the Derwent Reservoirs, which offer easy walking and cycling amongst magnificent scenery.


Other fine areas for walks are Bleaklow, Stanage Edge and the Goyt Valley - all within easy reach of Spring House Farm.


The local towns of Buxton, with its Opera Festival, and Bakewell, with its cattle market, are well worth a visit.


There are many historic houses within easy reach and which are well worth a visit. These include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Hall and Park and Hardwick Hall.


Other historic places include the famous Stone Age henge of Arbor Low and the Plague village of Eyam.


If you prefer Theme Parks then Alton Towers is a little over an hour away by car, and the many attractions of the Matlock area (such as the Heights of Abraham) are closer still.


The Peak District is also a wonderful area for many other activities, such as cycling, rock-climbing, pot-holing and hang-gliding.