Castleton is the 'Gem of The Peaks' and Peak District Online Unveil Brand-New Pages with Fabulous Photos and Inside Information to a Winning Website Dedicated to Derbyshire.

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Passionate about the Peak District, the team at PDO launch their stunning new pages dedicated to the most famous honey pot village in the Peak District National Park. Castleton lives up to its nickname and has a very well deserved reputation as a beautiful, chocolate box, fascinating rural hill village with a wide variety of activities for all weathers say the team at

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The new pages dedicated to Castleton highlight the vibrant community atmosphere that makes this place so endearing

Peak District Online have made it their mission to uncover the secrets of one of the most popular villages in the Peak District, Castleton.

As the pages go live today, to enhance further a winning website with more unique visitors than ever before, the team at PDO spill the beans on the secrets of Castleton's treasure chest, adding to an already impressive section all about the village and surrounding area.

"With such a lot to see and do, Castleton has many famous landmarks such as Peveril Castle, built in 1080 and the centrepiece of everything historical and spectacular about the little village," explains Steve Wake, one of the directors and photographers of Peak District Online." It even has its very own totally unique gem, Blue John, giving the nickname for the town."

Known today for its wonderful Christmas celebrations where every shop and eatery displays Christmas lights for all to see, Castleton has so many amenities, the scenery is spectacular and it also has four show Caves, Peak cavern, Blue John cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Speedwell Cavern, the latter being reached by boat over an underground lake no less, they say.

The new pages dedicated to Castleton highlight the vibrant community atmosphere that makes this place so endearing. The team at the family run peakapedia website are very proud that their Peak District Villages section which has just got bigger, as Castleton is added to the already astounding list of places to go and people to see, for visitors to the area.

"Castleton is a very popular little village with a long and lovely history," explains James Dobson, fellow director and wildlife photographer for Peak District Online. "It's a place which mixes both the old and the new. Stood proudly at the head of the valley, it lies on the boundary between the White and Dark Peak areas surrounded on three of its four sides by steep hills, the most prominent of which lies just 2 miles to the north-west of Castleton and is known as the Great Ridge. "James goes onto say, "this is where the Shivering Mountain can be found, a hill that's had its inside ripped out by the weather and is constantly on the move."

The close knit team at Peak District Online have made it their mission to uncover past and present information on all the villages in the National Park and Castleton is welcomed to the growing list.

"Winnat's Pass is part of the spectacular scenery, a huge cleft carved into the landscape with massive limestone outcrops and sheer sides harbouring a gruesome murder in its past" says Steve. "Steeped in rich tradition and heritage, Castleton offers the tourist and visitor a very pretty village with some fantastic shopping, unique gifts not to be bought elsewhere, an abundance of tourist attractions, family orientated annual events and customs, a natural beauty which is outstanding, but also recommended with a huge selection of eateries and pubs which makes Castleton everything that makes thousands of holiday goers choose to stay every year."

With up-to-date news and articles about the area, the brand-new pages dedicated to Castleton, feature stories, myths and legends, but as well as highlighting the history of the place, they mingle lots of facts about the present with people of the past. With a website attracting over 200,000 unique visitors each month, the UK's largest Peak District guide for holiday accommodation in the area, prides itself in providing visitors to Derbyshire with anything they need to know during their stay.

With more pages added on a daily basis, the website is already full to bursting with features attracting their visitors, but the team say they have nowhere near reached their' peak' yet.

The new pages all about Castleton and dedicated to the newest Peak District village, have gone live and are ready to view at

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