Peveril Castle - English Heritage

An exterior shot of Peveril Castle

Perched high above the pretty village of Castleton, the castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District. Founded soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066 by William Peverel, one of King William's most trusted knights, it played an important role in guarding the Peak Forest area.

Following extensive conservation work on the keep, a walk-way erected at first floor level enables visitors to enter two chambers previously inaccessible: a medieval garderobe, and a small room with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 8 February 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2014 Closed
Christmas Day
25 Dec 2014 Closed
Boxing Day
26 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year's Day
1 Jan 2015 Closed

9 February - 13 February 2015
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

14 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £4.70
Child (5-15 years) £2.80
Concession £4.20
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £12.20

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Medieval Life and Laughter

  • 25 July — 26 August 2015

Journey back in time and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Medieval England. See King Edward II inspect his castle's defences against the revolting barons and talk to the ladies in waiting and the castle's crossbowman who is paid to defend the castle.

Swords will be wielded and helmets battered as medieval combat is displayed in front of your eyes. Mini knights can pick a sword and advance in the childrens battle drill - will you be good enough to be knighted and join in the battle of Bannockburn?

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £4.80
Child, 5-15 years £2.90
Concession £4.30
Family £12.50

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/medieval-life-and-laughter-Pev-25-07-2015/

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Attack and Defend a Castle Discovery Visit

Why was Peveril Castle founded? Who were the invaders and settlers who lived here and what was life like? How is the site used and why is it so important to the area now? Follow in the footsteps of Owen the medieval kitchen boy to find the answers to such questions. See who lived in the castle and the jobs they did. Discover what the different areas were used for and enter the castle keep to decide how you would attack and defend it! A fun and interactive guided tour with plenty of scope for questions and discussion.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 01604 735440 to arrange a 1 ½ hour tour on weekdays during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19502 for more information.

Peveril Castle - English Heritage
Market Place
Castleton
Hope Valley
Derbyshire
S33 8WQ
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/peveril-castle/

Telephone

01433 620613

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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