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Address: Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WQ, England
Phone Number: 44 1433 620 613
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Worth the climb?

I visited here because I am a member of English Heritage. It is a steep climb up to the castle. There is only one remaining building which you can go inside. The views are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very steep walk to the top but the great views make up for it with steep gorges on two sides. Interesting history. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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York, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I visited here because I am a member of English Heritage. It is a steep climb up to the castle. There is only one remaining building which you can go inside. The views are amazing. It was windy and raining when I went - I would probably have spent longer there on a sunnier day.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a short but steep walk up to the castle. Great views over Castleton. Would suggest a guide be around to explain more rather than just the signs.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

As with most English Heritage sites it could be said that Peverill Castle is merely a pile of stones. That said, it's location is quite spectacular. Entry to the property is via a small visitors centre/gift shop. Wheelchair access is available to the first floor (toilets and outside seating area) however that's it. The climb to the castle is via... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ok how to sum up the trip up the very step hill in the freezing cold up more steep steps to the top of a old pile of rubble. Now I like my history but to be honest it's not worth paying for - it's rubbish. You don't even get a drink at the top of the hill!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Spent an afternoon at Peveril Castle during a long weekend in the Peak District. Being an English heritage site, it's a fiver to get in to a ruin, which seems wrong as a member of the National trust where you get (in my opinion) better value for money. That said, we had a good time there, in a place with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

To the people who gave this site a bad review, may I just say the following? Yes, it's a steep climb to the castle - it's a castle, which, predominantly, most castles ARE on high points! Yes, it's a ruin for the most part - think about it...it is around one thousand years old - what, pray, are buildings like... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Of course the castle is on a big hill .. it's a castle! But being English Heritage members is a blessing as we actually went to this castle twice last week!! It's got some wonderful history and the view up here is worth it. You'll notice a walk behind the castle - we did this also & it's extremely brilliant... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We drove all the way to this castle only to be met with a hike up the hill to get to the castle. We are members of English heritage but it wasn't clearly explained in the guide that it is up hill.Very dissapointed that this venue isn't clearly explained.The parking is in the main town if you can get a... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Worth the walk up ! Just for the views The castle itself isnt much , compared to many...but their are several stunning views from up there. Do it , if youre in Castleton.

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