Millbridge Cottage is located in the centre of Castleton. It is ideally placed for all the local attractions, such as Peak Cavern, Peveril Castle and Speedwell Cavern, and all the local pubs, cafes and other amenities.
Castleton is at the Western end of Hope Valley, which is a magnificent walking area, and Millbridge Cottage has great walks right from the door, including short walks over the nearby hills of Mam Tor and Lose Hill, for example. Further afield, the gritstone plateau of Kinder Scoutoffers plenty of opportunities for longer walks, and the start of the Pennine Way is in Edale, only 5 miles away.
In addition, there are great opportunities locally for mountain bikingand rock climbing, and if you wander around the area you will probably also see people taking part in other, more exotic sports such as pot-holing and hang-gliding.
As well as mountain biking, there are also several cycle trails along former railway lines which are easily accessible and provide more gentle cycling. The Monsal Trail is the nearest of these.
The Peak District is full of interesting places to visit. For example, Chatsworth House is one of the great houses of England, and Haddon Hall is a perfect medieval manor house – both are a half-hour drive away from Castleton.
The local towns and villages are also well worth a visit – Buxton is a spa town with a magnificent Georgian crescent (modelled on Bath) and Bakewell is a bustling market town at the centre of the Peak District.
Further afield, Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, and Matlock Bath is a former spa with numerous visitor attractions including a cable car up to the Heights of Abraham and a lead mining museum.
Many local villages are also very attractive and well wortha visit. Hathersage has numerous shops and cafes, while the church boasts the supposed grave of ‘Little John’. Tideswell has a fine 14th century church known locally as ‘The Cathedral of the Peak’.