A few hours in Castleton, Peak District Review
We didn’t spend too much time in Castleton as it was just a whistle stop tour to pick up some food before our Mam Tor walk.
Ultimately we only had time to visit the pretty village, exploring some quaint shops and eating lunch at The Three Roofs Café.
It was a very drizzly day so we went into several buildings including the Castleton Visitor Centre which contained a great example of Blue John; a semi-precious stone unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire.
The stone has been mined to the point where a yearly limit was placed in the local caves, so the prices in the jewellery stores were very expensive for a decently sized piece.
It was raining so much that we weren’t especially in the mood to explore the pretty area fully and soon went to lunch.
The Three Roofs Café is a small establishment that specialises in locally sourced and freshly prepared food. Due to the Pandemic the capacity of the café was reduced and we saw several furniture pieces piled onto each other.
However the shop area was still open.
We ordered the Three roofs baked ham and mature cheese with sweet chutney (£9.95), Hot chocolate with whipped cream (£3.00) and a Café Latte (£2.85).
I found the salad a bit too sweet for my tastes but I chose it just to try something a bit different and overall it did taste refreshing. The drinks were greatly appreciated in the cold.
We didn’t fully explore Castleton and missed out on several areas, but Mam Tor was so beautiful I can’t say I regret it.
Next time, perhaps.