Derbyshire's Christmas Village


As you may have noticed from my previous posts, Castleton is one of my favourite places. Castleton is the most beautiful village all year round. 

Castleton is famous for its Christmas at Castleton celebrations, the closest you can get to a real life model Christmas village.

The whole village gets involved, Christmas trees on every corner, lights on every building, it is the most magical 

You can even go and watch the Carol singer show in a cave (Peak Cavern). 

With the village being high up, it also benefits from having a white over back drop of Mam tor, Winnats Pass and other prominent structures. 

Each year there is a light switch on ceremony in November, and the lights stay on until the new year. Visitors benefit from late night shopping during this period  

There is also a Christmas tree festival at St Edmunds Church which runs from mid November to mid December. Usually around 50 trees decorated by local groups, businesses and charities. 

You can take a day trip to see the amazing lights and attractions or you can make a weekend of it. Not short of places to stay. My recommendation is Ye olde Cheshire Cheese inn.

Built in 1667, this famous pub-hotel will provide you with plenty of history of the village.

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Grab a mulled wine from the many quaint establishments offering and take a stroll around the village shops before grabbing a bite to eat. 

Tips: Book in to one of the villages pubs for food as Castleton gets very busy during the festive season.
Parking: The visitor center will be full, either park along the road leading to Mam Tor, or park at the Devils Arse car park.

Stay Wild

- The Serial Adventurer