Please click on the links below for information and guides on the many things to do in the surrounding area while enjoying your stay at Swiss House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.
Towering above Castleton on limestone cliffs is our very own Peveril Castle. The castle ruins are always worth a visit, and it often plays host to special events that are bound to delight. Look at their website on www.english-heritage.org.uk
In the middle of Castleton a short riverside walk takes you to a spectacular limestone gorge. 280 foot high vertical cliffs mark the entrance to Peak Cavern. With frequent guided tours throughout the day and detailed information about the Cavern’s history, this is a “must see” attraction. Telephone 01433 620-285 for further details or look at www.devilsarse.com
Take an underground journey by boat to witness first-hand the eerie splendour of the Bottomless Pit – a huge subterranean lake. Situated in Castleton’s Hope Valley at Winnats Pass, this attraction is open every day except Christmas Day – if it’s not flooded! Telephone 01433 621-888 for further details. www.speedwellcavern.co.uk
Blue John Cavern
Blue John stone has been mined in Castleton for centuries and the world famous Blue John Cavern is home to eight of the fourteen known varieties. The hour long guided tours are perfect for the more adventurous holiday-maker. For further details telephone 01433 620-638 or look at www.bluejohnstone.com
Peak Walking Adventures
offer superb guided walks right from the door of Swiss House and in other beautiful parts of the Peak District. Challenging hill and moorland walks or gentle strolls in the countryside are available as occasional group walks or by hiring your own personal walking guide.
Contact Cath at Peak Walking Adventures to discuss your requirements on 07870 778585 or take a look at their website www.peakwalking.com
Wildlife Discovery Park
Based at the Chestnut Centre Conservation Park in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Founded to promote the status and wellbeing of otters, owls and other endangered or threatened species. Injured animals are nursed to health and where possible returned to the wild. Telephone 01298 814-099 for details.
Built in 1671, this elegant manor house is situated in the famous “plague” village of Eyam in the Hope Valley. Eyam Hall offers guided tours and a craft centre. Telephone 01433 631-976 for a full events calendar. www.eyamhall.co.uk
One of the finest Medieval and Tudor Houses in England, Haddon Hall is situated in delightful countryside near Bakewell, Derbyshire, in the Peak District. www.haddonhall.co.uk
Ladybower Fishery welcomes all fly fishermen with season, daily, afternoon and concessional Permits available. Full Season Permits will entitle you to fish on any day during the life of the Permit, and a Weekday Season Permit entitles you to fish from Monday to Friday. Boat hire is also available.
Chatsworth House is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink and many miles of free walks. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. Only 25 minutes from Castleton, it is well worth a visit during your stay here with us. www.chatsworth.org
High Peak Estate
Derbyshire is the perfect holiday destination for walkers and hikers. Over 85% of the High Peak Estate is open country, over which you can roam freely. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Click Bed and Breakfast
www.clickbedandbreakfast.co.uk – The premier online guide to Great British B&Bs.
Grough Stuff Walks
Grough-Stuff Walks is a small and friendly, independant ‘Guided Walks’ service which can help you get the most out of your visit to the Peak District. Experience the stunning scenery of the Peak National Park on foot with your own personal walking-guide. Walk-routes to suit all abilities. Specialising in walks for individuals or small groups, Grough-Stuff Walks aims to provide you with an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. www.grough-stuff.co.uk
Peak Tours Cycling
Cycling holidays across the Peak District. www.peak-tours.com
Hathersage Outside shop
The first and largest of the group’s outdoor clothing shops, the Hathersage branch is ideally situated in the heart of climbing territory. In addition to an excellent Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Department, the shop has a huge range of clothing, boots and equipment. www.outside.co.uk
Derbyshire Flying Centre
DFC offers hang gliding and para gliding tuition and flights. Based just outside Bradwell.
Orion Mountaineering offers mountaineering and rock climbing instruction and guiding in the Peak District and other mountain regions of the UK. The Peak District has some of the finest rock climbing and caving in the country and is a great place to take your first steps on rock or underground. A list of scheduled courses in the Peak District and elsewhere is available on the website. Private rock climbing, caving and abseil days for individuals, groups and families can also be arranged. www.orionmountaineering.com
Highpoint offer rock climbing courses and are situated near Buxton.
Acclimbatize offer courses and training in rock climbing, abseiling, caving and pot holing, canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking, navigation training and orienteering in the Peak district.
Peak District Cycle Centre
The Peak District Cycle Centre at Derwent offers cycle hire around the stunning area of Derwent Water and Ladybower reservoir. A choice of bikes is available including tandems.
Dragon Balloon Company
Hot Air Balloon Flights over the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Enjoy an adventure that combines the thrill of flight with the calm sensation of floating. Break out from your everyday environment and see the world from a new perspective. Balloon flights offer a relaxing and safe way to view the beautiful English countryside. The Dragon Balloon Company provide a range of different ballooning experiences for that special occasion – be it a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just a well deserved treat! Look at www.dragonballoon.co.uk
Peak Activities Limited
Peak Activities is based in Hathersage and offers specialist training in outdoor activities, development training and team building.
Aspire Adventure Activities are a local outdoor activity company with over 20 years experience offering a range of activities at all levels. We specialise in families; friends; couples; and stag and hen parties. We provide vouchers if you want to surprise someone with a gift. We guarantee a warm welcome. www.aspireadventureactivities.co.uk
Hathersage Open Air Heated Swimming Pool
This unique outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a lawned enclosure with a covered veranda to one side. It gives users the opportunity to swim in the open air in warm water, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery. So don’t forget to pack your swimmers when you visit the Peak District! The Pool Café serves from early morning through to late evening. Phone 01433 650843. Open: April – October
Paul Bowyer, High-Class Butchers & Delicatessen
Situated in the village of Hathersage at the entrance to the Hope Valley, this high-class butchers and delicatessen offers the highest quality fresh produce together with the highest standards of personal service. Our range of products include traditional beef, pork, lamb and poultry along with a wide range of delicatessen products, award winning pies, daily cooked chickens and a large selection of both local and continental cheeses.