A Castleton Christmas

Christmas trees, dark street, tree lights, toll bar sign

Castleton surely looks its best over the festive season, when the streets are lit with fairy lights and Christmas trees decorate the historic terraces. Find out more about the traditions and attractions at this popular Peak District village over Christmas.

The Castleton Christmas Tree Festival

Castleton community groups decorate the trees donated by the National Trust
church interior, Christmas trees and lights
Castleton community groups decorate the trees donated by the National Trust

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by visiting a display of decorated trees?
The festival runs from 17th November until mid-December with around forty Christmas trees on display in Castleton’s St Edmund’s Church, open between 12 noon and 4:30pm. Some of the trees are donated by the National Trust and decorated by various groups from the village.

Out and about around Castleton 

The Hope Valley and the village of Castleton are even vibrant over the winter months.
View of lose hill in snow at sunrise
The Hope Valley and the village of Castleton are even vibrant over the winter months.

Castleton is an ideal base for starting walks in the hills. Situated in the Hope valley, Mam Tor, Edale and Lose Hill are all possible to walk to from this historic village. Here's a nearby walk you could try to enjoy views over Castleton and the surrounding hills and valleys.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinder-edale-and-the-dark-peak/trails/mam-tor-circular-walk

Festive cheer in the Peak District’s favourite village

There are many traditional events taking place in and around Castleton over the festive season. Carol singing events in Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern, and the Hollowford Christmas Market on 1 December are just some of the things you can expect as well as the tradiitional Santa's Grotto in the village. Check the website for these events and contact details to find out more.

http://www.derbyshireuk.net/castleton.html