Although the village isn’t the central visitors hub that Castleton is, it’s attractive with some picturesque buildings and cottages. It is also the site of a large quarry and cement works although this is mostly hidden from the main part of the village. Hope has two interesting pubs (one of which was an old Hall), a car park for walkers and a 13th century church. The church has two ancient crosses including a Saxon cross from the 9th century. The village is also known for its Well dressing which is held in late June.
The surrounding countryside
The scenery of the surrounding Hope Valley is particularly stunning and attracts many walkers, there are two hills close to Hope Village (Win Hill and Lose Hill) and attractive heather moors. Further south are the White Peak’s beautiful limestone dales.
Hope was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the church dates from the 13th century.