The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176.
A climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley is a highlight of a family day out in Castleton. Explore the remains of the keep including the garderobe (medieval lavatory). Displays in the visitor centre tell the story of Peveril as the administrative focus of the Royal Forest of the Peak, a royal hunting preserve since the 11th century.
NON GIFT AID
Conc – 4.60
Child – 3.00
Family – 13.20
Adult – 5.70
Conc – 5.10
Child – 3.40
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From M1 - Exit Junction 29 to Chesterfield. At second roundabout turn left on to A619. At Baslow get on to A623 and keep on this road for approx 5/6 miles, then turn right on to B6049 through the village of Bradwell. At junction turn left on to A6187 through Hope to Castleton.
From Manchester - Join A626 at Stockport, through Hazel Grove on A6. Keep on A6 until Chapel-en-le-Frith where you will pick up signs for A625 Blue John Cavern. Follow this past Blue John Cavern by way of hairpin bend to right. Approx 100 metres take left turn down Winnats Pass into Castleton.
From Sheffield - A625 leading on to A6187 straight through to Castleton or A57 until reservoir, left on to A6187 to Castleton.
The entrance to the castle is at the end of Castle Street in the centre of the village but parking is difficult in high season.
- Gift shop
- Children welcome