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.

About this church

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.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St John the Baptist

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

Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd owes its existence to Revd Samuel Andrew, vicar of nearby Tideswell in the late 19th century.

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