Peveril Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Peveril Castle
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. It served as a base for the government of the local area. One of the iconic building and it attracts a lot of visitors here.
Attractions Near Peveril Castle
0.12km from Peveril Castle
Peak Cavern is the only wholly natural cavern of the four and is the least commercialized. Peak Cavern is almost entirely natural; the only artificial part of the cave was blasted to bypass a low tunnel that was only accessible by lying down on a boat. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of peoples here.
0.23km from Peveril Castle
Cave Dale is a dry limestone valley in the Derbyshire Peak District, England. It was initially formed by glacial meltwater carving a deep narrow valley in the local soluble limestone. There are some wonderful limestone scenery and great views of the Derbyshire Dales countryside from the high points. The walk climbs to a height of over 1400ft so it is quite a challenging hike.
Peak District National Park
0.85km from Peveril Castle
The Peak District is one of the UK's most visited national parks spanning around 555 square miles. Considered by many as the spiritual home of the free access to the countryside we all enjoy today, the Peak District continues to provide a warm welcome to those seeking some of their first inspirational connections with nature.
1.01km from Peveril Castle
The Speedwell caves are set at the foot of the Winnats Pass. It is one of 4 caves in the village of Castleton. Once a lead mine, the watery tunnels of Speedwell Cavern were originally blasted by miners over 200 years ago searching for treasures beneath the ground using primitive tools. A fascinating boat ride through the flooded workings of an 18thC lead mine. The boat trips are fully supervised by experienced guides and take you deep inside a limestone hill to the 'bottomless pit', a huge under
Treak Cliff Cavern
1.43km from Peveril Castle
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and The cave comprises two sections, the Old Series, discovered by lead miners in the 18th century, and the New Series, discovered during blasting in the 1920s. Mined for the rare Blue John ornamental mineral for over 300 years, the Visitor Attraction is a family run business, operated by the Harrison family, continuously since 1945.
1.59km from Peveril Castle
Winnats Pass is a tough climb in the Peak District from the village of Castleton heading West through a steep limestone cleft. The valley was created by melting glaciers wearing away the rock – the limestone gradually dissolved and streams flowed through and under cracks and fissures in the rock. The road winds through a cleft, surrounded by high limestone ridges. At the foot of the pass is the entrance to Speedwell Cavern, a karst cave accessed through a flooded lead mine, and which is a popu
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