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St Edmund

St Edmund's church, Castleton, which has its beginnings in Norman times, provides a haven of peace and tranquillity in this busy tourist village.

Castleton, Derbyshire

Opening times

It is open every day 10am to dusk, visitors are very welcome (and dogs on leads). Church members are often there arranging flowers, cleaning, etc and love to have a chat, or you may like to sit in one of the old box pews and just listen to the quietness.

Address

Castle Street
Castleton
Derbyshire
S33 8WG

Originally built as a garrison chapel for the soldiers in Peveril Castle, it has a magnificent Norman chancel arch.  Over nearly a thousand years it has witnessed much history and been added to and changed according to the tastes of the time.

The church has an unusual ceiling and some nice stained glass, also a unique ring of bells. Information about the church is on display.The churchyard is large and has interesting gravestones and is also a peaceful place to sit and recharge the spiritual batteries.  

Lying in the lee of mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain', Castleton is one of the most beautifully situated villages in the White Peak. It is the only place in the world where the semi precious stone Blue John, unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire, can be found.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St John the Baptist

Tideswell, Derbyshire

Rightly known as the 'Cathedral of the Peaks', it is one of the largest and certainly the most perfect church in the area.