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.
A climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley is a highlight of a family day out in Castleton. Explore the remains of the keep including the garderobe (medieval lavatory). Displays in the visitor centre tell the story of Peveril as the administrative focus of the Royal Forest of the Peak, a royal hunting preserve since the 11th century.
There’s the Haven, a beautiful Derbyshire holiday home with hot tub, there’s Two Owl’s Lodge, a two bedroom holiday cottage in Derbyshire, and then we have two one bedroom holiday cottages near Haddon Hall Derbyshire, Little Haven and Brookside Retreat.
There’s also The Escape, a luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Derbyshire with hot tub – sleeps 10.