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Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle Review

In 1176 Henry II added the square tower to this Norman castle, whose ruins occupy a dramatic crag above the town. The castle has superb views—from here you can still clearly see a curving section of the medieval defensive earthworks in the town center below. Peveril Castle is protected on its west side by a 230-foot-deep gorge formed by a collapsed cave. Park in the town center, from which it's a steep climb up.

Updated: 06-13-2013

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