Derbyshire England Peak District 

Blue John Cavern

Blue John Cavern is a famous show cave near Castleton in the Peak District. The ‘Blue John’ mineral deposit the cave is famous for is used to make jewellery and other ornamental objects, which can be bought locally. The mineral deposits are still being mined today and there are several rich seams within the cave, each of which has a name. Mining activities take place over the winter months when the cavern is closed. The miners dig out the stone from the limestone walls and clay beds. It is then…

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Peak District 

Castleton (Peak District)

Castleton is a picturesque village, located at the centre of the Peak District National Park. Castletown is known for its rich history, show caves, garland ceremony, and Cave Dale. With a population of 1,200, many more visit the village every year, especially during their Christmas celebrations. If you are planning to visit Castleton, here are some things you can see and do during your visit. Peveril Castle Peveril Castle is situated above the village of Castleton. The ruined castle dates back to the 11th-century, meaning for those who want to…

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