Ye Olde Nags Head Hotel, Cross Street, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WH
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Location

Ye Olde Nags Head Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Castleton, the walking and cycling capital of the beautiful Peak District National Park. The Hotel offers a superb base for anyone wanting to take in the wonders and delights of the Derbyshire Peak District Area.

Nearby Attractions
From its perch above the village, Peveril Castle has surveyed the surrounding hills for well over a thousand years. Originally a wooden structure, it was rebuilt in stone around 1175 and the ruined keep and curtain wall still survive.
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The castle is now in the care of English Heritage and is open daily for those fit enough to tackle the steep path zig-zagging up the hillside from The Stones. Recent improvements include restoration of a medieval garderobe and addition of a new £350,000 visitor centre created in an old custodian’s cottage.

At the foot of the hill is Peak Cavern, its awe-inspiring entrance still stained by the smoke of cottages, which once huddled beneath the shelter of its arching roof. Tours take in the ropewalks, where rope was produced for more than 500 years until the retirement of 91-year-old Bert Marrison in 1975.

Visitors are guided deep beneath the Castleton hillsides to marvel at the vaults and formations. It was in an extension of this system that pot-holers recently discovered Titan, the largest cave in the UK.

Other show caves in Castleton are Speedwell, famous for its subterranean boat trips; Treak Cliff, with its stunning stalagmites and stalactites; and Blue John Cavern, where the unique semi-precious stone is still mined.

Finally, don’t miss the state-of-the-art new information centre incorporating a museum, exhibitions and inter-active displays. There’s a chance for even the least adventurous of visitors to glimpse a hang-glider’s-eye view of Mam Tor, to try rock climbing or to experience the thrill of pot-holing, and a computer system ensures that everything you wanted to know about the Peak District is right at your fingertips.



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