Peveril Castle

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Bring your teaching to life and inspire your students with a visit to Peveril Castle. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. It was first established by William Peveril soon after the conquest of 1066, and later taken over by Henry II, who created the Royal Forest of the Peak in the surrounding landscape. Discover the story of Peveril Castle in the visitor centre, and imagine life in the medieval period as you explore the site with your class.

Download free teaching resources from the English Heritage website for historical information, site details and activity suggestions to make the most of your learning before, during and after your visit.

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Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England's earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. 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. Schools can travel up the hill to visit the castle grounds, as well as venturing inside the keep.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Parking available
Picnic area outside the visitor cantre can be used by groups
Toilets
Gift Shop selling English Heritage souvenirs
Permanent exhibition display on the upper floor of the visitor centre about the history of the castle

Is there first aid on site?

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Site staff are First Aid trained

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Unfortunately the castle site itself is not accessible for people with walking problems or to people in wheelchairs. Please note that whilst the visitor centre is accessible to wheelchair users, it is located at the top of a short steep slope which may represent a challenge to some carers and to self propelled wheelchair users




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