School Trips @ English Heritage
Bring your teaching to life and inspire your students at our 400 sites across England. Your students can explore and discover the places where history happened at our prehistoric sites, castles, abbeys and country houses including Stonehenge, Hadrians Wall and Battle Abbey just to name a few. Come and visit us for free on a self-led visit, or enhance your day and let our experts lead a hands-on Discovery Visit for you.
Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
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?
Picnic area outside the visitor cantre can be used by groups
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?
Site staff are First Aid trained
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
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
Need more inspiration?
We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Here are a few similar suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!