How to get there?
The closest train station to Castleton is Hope Station, just an 8 minute drive away (45 minute walk) from Castleton’s Visitor Centre in the heart of the village. Hope Station is connected by direct rail routes to both Sheffield and Manchester.
Sheffield to Hope Station – a direct journey taking approximately 30 minutes (on the Manchester/Sheffield route).
Manchester to Hope Station – a direct journey to/from Manchester Piccadilly Station taking approximately 50 minutes (on the Manchester/Sheffield route)
There will be a shuttle bus from Hope Station to Castleton Visitor Centre/Peak Cavern running between:
Thu – Fri // 10am – 2pm & 4pm – midnight
Sat // 10am – midnight
Sun // 10am – 7pm
Buses are cash only, and cost £6-8 between 8 on a first come first served basis.
There is a direct bus route between Sheffield and Castleton centre. The 272 runs direct from Sheffield – Castleton, and the 271 from Castleton – Sheffield. Full Castleton bus routes can be found here.
There is a car park at Castleton Visitor Centre, for which there are charges. There is also limited on street parking in the village.
Parking: There will be charged festival parking at the bottom of Arthur’s Way which is about a 10 minute walk from the centre and costs £3 a day. There is some charged parking beside the Visitor Centre and limited free and charged on street parking around Castleton.
Travelling from other locations
From London St Pancras International – direct trains run to Sheffield daily (taking approximately 2 hours). Trains from Sheffield to Hope, taking the Manchester bound train, take 3o minutes. Total journey time from London to Castleton takes approximately 2 hours 40 mins.
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