Castleton is in the heart of the Peak District and is surrounded by some of the caverns for which the area is famous: Speedwell, Peak and Blue John being the best known. The village is also dominated by the impressive ruins of Peveril Castle, immortalized in Sir Walter Scott's novel, Peveril of the Peak.
The seventeenth-century Castle Inn is haunted by a young woman who waits for her wedding breakfast. She was left at the altar and died of a broken heart. It is also said that the body of a woman is buried beneath the entrance to the inn, there being a pagan belief that this would bring good luck to a new building.
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