Castleton, Derbyshire Peak District, England
This is on one of the little back lanes in the village showing the river, Peakshole Water, which flows through the village and joins the River Noe which runs through the Hope Valley.
These little back lanes on the southern side of the village are very picturesque and certainly worth exploring.
We stayed at The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford during this visit to the area.
Peveril Castle and Castle Street, Castleton.
This view actually shows two castles; the ruin of Peveril Castle, dating from 1176 in Norman times, on the ridge and the pub called 'The Castle' on the right, which dates from the 17th century, and was once a coaching inn.
Peveril Castle is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public for an entrance fee. This view is from Cross Street looking up towards the Market Place.
|More views of Castleton
St. Edmund's Church, Castleton dates from Norman times and shows all styles of architecture since then; the pinnacled tower, for example, is fifteenth century.
On the 29th of May each year it is the focal point of Garland Day or Oak Apple Day which is said to be a traditional medieval festival although it's origins are uncertain.
The church and churchyard sit in the area bounded by Castle Street, Market Place, Back Street and Cross Street.
Wander along the little back lanes on the southern side of the village following Peakshole Water, and you will find yourself walking along this path which appears to head straight into the cliff and with the river down to your left.
Does the path stop or is there something around the bend that we can't yet see?
|Round the bend ...