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Address: Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WQ, England
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Great castle, steep hill.

It's your typical english heritage ruined castle experience but with a very steep hill to get to it! We visit a lot of these types of castle so they are much of a muchness but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lizzywizzyuk
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Poole, United Kingdom

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Poole, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's your typical english heritage ruined castle experience but with a very steep hill to get to it! We visit a lot of these types of castle so they are much of a muchness but this one offered great views and a good location.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The walk up is very steep. Could leave you out of breath! The views from the top are amazing of Castleton and surrounding area. Not much to see. The keep is just about there, but nothing else including the walls. As a member if you are in the area and like castles then I'm sure its worth a look, if... More 

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Chester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this "castle" is really all about the amazing views and not really the castle ruins, hence the average score. Great, fairly steep walk to top so not for faint hearted but worth it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lost on our way to Stanage Edge and lucked into the opportunity to stop in Castleton, which has a lovely visitor’s center; almost directly acrossthe street, at the top of a significant hill, we sighted Peveril Castle and took the time to explore this unexpected find. This ruin is truly a historic one, with its origins dating all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, some marathon training will be useful in order to make it to the top!! But once you're there, the rewards are worth it. Stunning views on all sides, you can stand there for ages taking it all in, marvelling at the beauty of the Peak District. All in all, well worth a visit.

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Thank David M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's quite a long steep climb to the top of the hill to reach the castle. Luckily it's an easy path with plenty of benches to rest on the way. The castle is worth the climb! A big open space for kids to investigate and roll down hills, and where we had our picnic. The castle is interesting, we enjoyed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is perfectly situated on the top of a hill that offers stunning views of the town and surrounding area. However, the keep is the only thing left and has very little information about the history around it. Good to stop off and visit if you're in the area and need to stretch your legs - be warned there... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by lovely friendly ladies in the shop. They even remembered our children when we came back down which made their day! Very steep climb, but we managed it with a buggy, so it can be done if you've got strong legs! Plenty of benches to break up the climb and absolutely stunning views,so well worth the effort

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very steep walk up to the castle and dangerous in parts if you have small children keep a tight hold on them. Could really to with more railings. Stunning views at the top and pricing not too bad £13.20 for a family ticket. If in the area worth a visit but not a special trip.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a pub in the middle of Manchester named after the guy who built this and I've only just realised where the name comes from. Our first trip to the Peak District and it didn't disappoint. This is an English Heritage site in a stunning village. Check out the church too, it's really quite wonderful. It's a bit of a... More 

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