Castleton in the New York Times

Included in Six Christmas Traditions From Around the World featured in the New York Times was this extract about Castleton:-

“This pretty English village in Derbyshire’s Peak District is known for its walking paths and, high on a hill, the picturesque ruins of a Norman castle. It’s also home to four spectacular caverns bristling with stalagmites and stalactites. On weekends leading up to Christmas two of the caves offer caroling sing-alongs. At Peak Cavern’s evening songfests participants sit inside the yawning entrance to the lead cave — which has great acoustics — to belt out “We Three Kings” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Treak cliff Cavern, which holds its candlelit caroling in the afternoon, is where semiprecious Blue John stone, a translucent purple-banded gem, is still mined. Peruse specimens in the gift shop after the singing is over.”

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