Shopping in Castleton
Shopping in Castleton may be an unfamiliar experience for many visitors due to the nature of the shops, which do not bare any resemblance to your typical British high street. However, Castleton has much to offer those who enjoy browsing and even buying unique, quaint, well crafted items.
There’s a shortage of speciality food shops in Castleton - for example there is no butchers or bakers shops – but there are three general stores that stock most everyday items and there’s a bigger selection just up the road inform Castleton in Hope. Castleton also boasts its own farmers’ market which takes place in the Village Hall on the first Sunday of each month, open from 10am to 3pm.
However, Castleton is famed for its shops offering jewellery and gifts that are perfect to give as presents, or just take home as a memento of your time in Castleton. Here are a few of the most revered shops in Castleton.
Speedwell Cavern gift shop
Following a tour of Speedwell Cavern, there is a chance to visit the Speedwell gift shop, where you will find a wide selection of gifts and keepsakes available. These include jewellery made from the exclusive Blue John stone - the superb flourospar mineral unique to the Peak District Caverns. Castleton cavern craftsmen are often commissioned to make commemorative pieces from this world-famous stone such as a chalice made for Her Majesty the Queen on her Silver Jubilee.
Speedwell Cavern also has outlets in Castleton. The Toll Bar, Greystones and Harrison & Harrison Jewellers stock a stunning selection of Blue John Stone Jewellery, as well as a wide range of gift-ware and collectable brands such as Nao, Aynsley China, Langham Glass, Enesco Beatrix Potter, Border Fine Arts, Heron Glass, Portmeirion, Collectable World - Me to You and Cherished Teddies.
Castleton Gift Shop
The Castleton gift shop is found at the end of the tour at Treak Cliff Cavern. It was established in 1949, and sells the finest Blue John Jewellery, ornaments such as vases and goblets as well as other items. There is also a large range of giftware and souvenirs.
The Castleton Gift Shop stocks a complete range of Hand Made 9ct Gold and Sterling Silver Blue John Jewellery along with Pilgrim Jewellery and other silver jewellery. We also stock Royal Crown Derby and Royal Doulton.
Cinnamon Bear Coffee Shop
Established in 1979 as a small craft shop selling hand-thrown pottery, the Cinnamon Bear Coffee Shop and has gradually developed to become the largest gift shop in the village of Castleton. A trading name of Causeway House Crafts Ltd, the shop is now one of the most popular tourist and holiday centres in the area.
The shop also doubles up as a coffee house (hence the name), but sells a fine line in Toys, Teddy Bears, Jewellery, Paintings and Prints, Books and Maps, Greeting Cards and Studio Pottery.
Some stock is available via the shop website. This includes Steiff Teddy Bears, Carrie Elspeth Jewellery, Fiesta Crafts, Orchard Toys, and a selection of our Paintings and Prints.
The Little Shop
The Little Shop is a small family run business, aiming to provide a unique shopping experience in Castleton. The Little Shop stocks an excellent range of antique glassware, bric-a-brac and jewellery. Some of the jewellery is vintage costume, some made in the shop, and some is new.
AdventureQuip, Castleton Outdoor and ASD Jewellers
The above three shops all offer customers outdoor clothing and equipment, so should you forget your hiking boots for walking around Castleton or just fancy a new warm fleece for the winter months, these are the shops to go to.
Hawkridge Book shop is a second-hand and antiquarian bookshop specialising in natural history, particularly ornithology. It also sells books on a wide range of subjects. The shop has over 40,000 books in stock, all in favourable condition. One of the two rooms is dedicated to natural history, and specifically ornithology, but the other carries everything from antiques to zoology – the perfect place to get lost in a book or simply while away a wet afternoon. Expert advice and personal service is guaranteed.