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.
Read more about the life of children in medieval castles in this exclusive preview from our Members' magazine.
Please note. Due to essential conservation work being carried out, the Keep at Peveril Castle is currently closed. Although the Visitor Centre and the walk up to the Keep will remain open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Panoramic views of the beautiful Peak District
- A range of items in the shop
- Interactive displays in the Visitor Centre
- Accessible Toilets
- Assistance Dogs Welcome
- Braille Guides
- Wheelchair Access: Unfortunately the castle site itself is not accessible for people with walking problems or to people in wheelchairs. Please note that whilst the visitor centre is accessible to wheelchair users, it is located at the top of a short steep slope which may represent a challenge to some carers and to self propelled wheelchair users.
- Stairs: There are stairs leading to upper floor of the visitor centre (15 steps in total).
- Lift Access: There is a lift leading to the top floor of the visitor centre.
- Pathways Surface And Gradients: There is a tarmac pathway leading up to the site. There is a gravel path around the castle, along with grass and steps.
HOW TO REACH
The site does not have a car park although ample parking is available at the visitor centre, which is located between 5 and 10 minutes walk away at the bottom of a hill. A road must be crossed in order to access the site. Payment is by card or coin only. This charge cannot be refunded as the car park is operated by the local council. Charged parking is also available on the roads leading out of the village.
Via the market place in Castleton; 15 miles west of Sheffield on A6187
Postcode : S33 8WQ
Latitude : 53.341438
Longtitude : -1.774339
Hulley’s 68, 173, 174, 272, 273, 274, 276; First 272 to Castleton then short walk
Hope 2 1⁄2 miles
Entry without gift aid/with gift aid:
Child (5-17 years) £3.70/£4.10
Concession tool-tip £5.60/£6.20
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £16.10/£17.90
S33 8WQ Hope Valley