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 Book of 1086, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses.  The keep was built by Henry II in 1176.

Peveril Castle

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.

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.

Don’t Miss:

  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Peak District
  • A range of items in the shop
  • Interesting displays in the Visitor Centre

Read more about Peveril Castle HERE.

Image credits: English Heritage/Peveril Castle