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Peveril Castle

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Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WQ, England
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All reviews english heritage steep walk information boards worth the climb plenty of seats fantastic views spiral staircase zig zag worth a visit admire the view sunny day hope valley worth the effort cave dale ticket office gift shop entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a steep climb up to the castle - which is really little more than a ruined keep. The path zig-zags up the hillside and there are plenty of seats and hand rails at the really steep bits. As other reviewers have said, the...More

Thank Rosemary27652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit Peveril for a while, and incorporated it into a day in the area whilst viewing some nearby caverns. We are English Heritage members, so were not obliged to pay the entry fee, which I noticed quite a few people balking...More

Thank bigfsadventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s intersting and I’m sure a great piece of history but for the price, there really isn’t much to look at. Bit disappointed to be honest

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice little walk up the side of a hill, killed 1-2 hours nice views and close to a lot of things. It was just a shame the you couldn’t go in due to maintenance

Thank danielward80
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Did not go up to the castlebut been there in the past.not much of the castle left so I would not pay more than say 2.50 to go to it. Just a shear drop at the back and a very steep bank walking up to...More

Thank michaelaB575CO
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I am glad we were english hertigate members as we would have been very disappointed to have paid to come in here. The slopes up to the cave were very steep and hard going. We couldn't go in the keep because work was being done...More

Thank ForeverKatie
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with 14 year old son on a very sunny day. Very well kept place, no rubbish Very very steep walk but good benches to sit on You do have to pay though as is an English Heritage place, does have a small gift...More

Thank SammyPickles
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have to say that I was not aware of just how steep and physically demanding the trek to this Castle was going to be!! I am not very fit, but I was glad of two things!! One, there were plenty of benches to take...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

After paying the small admission we climbed the (steep) hill to the top and we were rewarded with fantastic views and realy cool ruins surrounding the old keep. A definate must do when in castleton.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The keep (main castle building) is currently closed for conservation, although there was no sign of any work being done when we visited on a Tuesday. Staff did warn us of this on entry, however. The castle is located up a steep slope which would...More

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14 September 2017|
Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't know but if you look up an ordnance survey map of the area it will give you the heights you are looking.
Anna B
23 May 2017|
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Response from londonhaks | Reviewed this property |
I know it's late but for others - I parked at the Peak Hotel car park - for 2-4 hours it's about £3 other wise £7 all day.
Paul B
14 March 2017|
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Response from SevenoaksSinjun | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would say approximately 90 minutes will do. There's not much to see in the castle but the views are great. It's quite a steep walk up to the castle but you can take your time getting up there (there are some benches... More