Castleton Visitor Centre

Buxton Road,


Hope Valley

S33 8WN

Opening times
1 April until 30 September 2013: 10:00am - 5:30pm
1 October until 30 November 2013: 10:00am - 5:00pm  (5.30pm during half term 26 October - 3 November)
1 December 2013 until 5 January 2014:  10.30am - 5.00pm.  Special late opening hours during December weekends - please contact the centre for details.
6 January 2014 until 28 March 2014:  Weekdays 10.30am – 4.30pm, weekends and half term 10.30 – 5.00pm
Please contact the centre for Christmas opening times

Telephone: 01629 816572
Fax: 01433 623726

The main centre for exploring the Hope Valley. Located in the village of Castleton, the centre is a ‘must see’ for visitors to the Peak District National Park and houses the Castleton Village Museum the home of many local treasures, some dating from prehistoric times. The centre operates as a Tourist Information Centre offering accommodation bookings and local information to help you make the most of your stay.

Visitors are inspired to discover the delights of Castleton and the Hope Valley through interactive and interpretative displays. What would it be like to experience the view from Mam Tor, hang glide over the Hope Valley, climb Stanage Edge? Come to Castleton visitor centre - you’ll be surprised!

How to get to Castleton visitor centre
The centre is in the centre of the village at the entrance to the main village car park.

By bus: The 272 bus is an hourly service to and from Sheffield. 

Bus times can be found in the Peak District Bus Timetable, published in March and October. It is available from any Tourist Information Centre in the area or you can order the Peak District bus timetable online. Alternatively, you can use the East Midlands online journey planner or view an interactive map of Peak District bus routes. 

By railway: The nearest station to Castleton is Hope (Derbyshire) Station which is 2½ miles to the east of Castleton. For information on train times and fares on all these routes, you can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950, or visit

By road: The best exit points from the motorways are:
Northbound on M1 - exit 29 to A671
Southbound on M1 - exit 36 to A61 and then on to the A57
Northbound on M6 - exit 14 to A34 and then on to the A520
Southbound on M6/M56/M60 - exit 27 on to the M60 and then on to the A6
From the east (M1/Sheffield/Chesterfield) take the A6187 into Castleton   From the west (M6/Chapel-en-le-Frith/Buxton) take unclassified road from Chapel-en-le-Frith towards Castleton  

Access for visitors with disabilities

The visitor centre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Access statement for Castleton visitor centre
We aim to provide an excellent service to all visitors and continually strive to improve.

•    Visit our websites: and
•    Selected information available in large print and audio
•    Fax and email available
•    E-Shop – Maps, books and gifts ordered on line from the following website:

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
•    Disabled parking (8 spaces) next to Visitor Centre in the main village car park
•    Coach drop off point outside the Visitor Centre
•    High Peak Borough Council pay and display car parking adjacent to the Visitor Centre
•    Nearest accessible toilet is situated next to the Visitor Centre
•    Nearest baby changing facilities is situated next to the Visitor Centre

Main Entrance & Reception
•    Visitor Centre is signed from the main street
•    Main entrance is through automatic sliding door 950mm wide with no steps
•    Inside the Visitor Centre the floor is level and is carpeted ensuring it is non-slip
•    Main counter is split level 910mm with a 750mm sloped section.

Public Areas - General (Internal)
•    The public areas are all on one level
•    The public area has good circulation space between displays (minimum 960mm)
•    Accommodation Booking Desk 750mm high
•      Seating available in various locations throughout the information and Museum areas
•      Hearing loop on main counter and accommodation desk
•      A selection of leaflets are available in large print and CD
•     Radar keys are on sale
•      We offer a 10% discount for Gold Card holders (Over 65’s and disabled) on our merchandise products

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve.  If you have any comments please phone 01629 816572 or email


We welcome supervised school groups via our booking system. Please contact the Centre for details - Tel: 01629 816572 
Information service
•    National Park information, hill safety, local and national tourist information
•    Local and national accommodation bookings
•    Public transport information, timetables and Day Rover tickets
•    Theatre programmes, theatre vouchers and Buxton Opera House tickets
•    Attractions and events
•    Retail area
•    Local arts and crafts, maps and guide books, gifts and clothing
•    Exhibitions
•    Interactive exhibitions for all ages
•    Refreshment kiosk
•    Picnic site
•    Accessible public conveniences
•    Arts and crafts displays and exhibitions