Thursday, 18 August 2011

Castleton


Castleton is a very popular village in the Peak District. It is situated in Hope Valley on Peakshole Water which is a tributary of the River Noe. With it's picturesque buildings, good restaurants, pubs and tea rooms,  it can get very busy during the summer months.


Mentioned in the Domesday book there is thought to have been an old leper's colony near Speedwell Cavern ( one of the four local caves ). Once a lead mining town the main industry today is the Cement Works near hope or tourism related services which bring valuable income into the local economy.

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