Castleton, St Edmund

Castleton, St Edmund

St Edmund's church, Castleton, which has its beginnings in Norman times, provides a haven of peace and tranquillity in this busy tourist village. It is open every day and visitors are very welcome (and dogs on leads!).  Church members are often there arranging flowers, cleaning, etc and love to have a chat, or you may like to sit in one of the old box pews and just listen to the quietness. Originally built as a garrison chapel for the soldiers in Peveril Castle, it has a magnificent Norman chancel arch.  Over nearly a thousand years it has witnessed much history and been added to and changed according to the tastes of the time.  The church has an unusual ceiling and some nice stained glass, also a unique ring of bells. Information about the church is on display.The churchyard is large and has interesting gravestones and is also a peaceful place to sit and recharge the spiritual batteries.  

North Exterior, St Edmund, Castleton
Interior, St Edmund, Castleton
Interior, St Edmund, Castleton


Church always open
Refreshments nearby
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features

Castle Street
S33 8WG

Mr B Moorhouse (Warden)

Open times:

10.00 am to dusk