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Riber Castle

Riber Rd, Matlock DE4 5JU, UK

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About Riber Castle

Riber Castle is one of the Peak’s famous follies having been built by a local industrialist to reside in at one time. Standing at around 853 feet above sea level, high above the Derwent Valley, with its dramatic silhouette of 90 foot high towers and 1450 foot of battlements. It has beautiful gardens stretching down the hillside and offered a world-famous water cure-all until it closed in the 1950s. Today the building is the headquarters of Derbyshire County Council.



Attractions near Riber Castle

Heights of Abraham1.03km from Riber Castle

The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. The estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries. The main attraction here is the cable car and Among the attractions in the park, which has been open since Victorian times, are cavern and mine tours. There are also views of the dramatic scenery of the valley of the River Derwent. The cable car was opened in 1984 to provide easier access.

Peak District Mining Museum1.62km from Riber Castle

The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is located at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. The museum has a fine collection of old mining equipment and artifacts from the former lead mines of the area including several very impressive pumps of various types - the Derbyshire mines were plagued by water problems, so pumping was very important and a major contributor to the cost of extracting the ore.

Peak Rail1.62km from Riber Castle

Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire, England, which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. Steam services operate throughout the year together with a host of various special events. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch, cream or afternoon tea on the Palatine Restaurant car.

Gulliver's Kingdom1.8km from Riber Castle

Gulliver's Kingdom is a beautiful theme park located in the edge of the Peak District National Park with thrilling rides and amazing attractions. The park was originally created by Ray Phillips as a model village for his young children to enjoy, and it is close to the site of the Victorian Switchback rollercoaster ride.

Cromford Mills2.26km from Riber Castle

Cromford Mill is the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England. It is now the centrepiece of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a multi-use visitor centre with shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.

High Peak Junction3.15km from Riber Castle

High Peak Junction is the name now used to describe the site where the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, whose workshops were located here, meets the Cromford Canal. Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, and step back in time with the fascinating audio tour.

Where is Riber Castle

Discover more attractions in Derbyshire, where Riber Castle is located

Derbyshire83 attractions

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.