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Castleton Area

The Blue John Caverns

Location

Derbyshire Map

OS Ref: SK 131 832

Last Visited: 1992

There are four caverns in the Castleton area: the Blue John Cavern, the Treak Cliff Cavern, the Speedwell Cavern and the Peak Cavern. The first three are all around the Winnats Pass; Peak Cavern is just outside Castleton itself (underneath Peveril Castle, in fact).

Speedwell cavern sticks in the memory as it is accessed by an underground boat trip along an old mine adit. Not something you get to do everyday!

Check the websites listed below for opening times etc.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Blue-John Cavern and Craft Shop
      I know, it's only HTML - apart from the video - but I like it.
      http://www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk/
    • Treak Cliff Cavern and Castleton Gift Shop
      Oh Dear! Someone's overdosed on the Macromedia Flash. For broadband users only
      http://www.bluejohnstone.com/
    • The Devil's Arse
      Presumably Peak Cavern was a bit too boring. Admission Times & Prices, but not a lot else.
      http://peakcavern.co.uk/
    • Speedwell Cavern
      Scarily similar to the Devil's Arse site. For some reason its not called Devil's Large Intestine
      http://speedwellcavern.co.uk/

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Peveril Castle

Location

Derbyshire Map

OS Ref: SK 149 826

Last Visited: 1992

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Substantial remains of a Norman Castle perched high on a hill above the village of Castleton. Breathtaking views of the Peak District.

Check the English Heritage website for opening times etc.

External Links and References

  • External Links

    • Peveril Castle
      English Heritage Handbook entry
      http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/peveril-castle/

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