The nearest station to Peveril Castle is Hope, on the picturesque Hope Valley Line between Manchester and Sheffield. To get the train to Peveril Castle from London, travel from St Pancras International to Sheffield and change. If you're coming from the northwest, it's easier to change at Manchester. From Hope, take the 272 bus heading towards Castleton, alighting at Castleton Bus Station. From here it is a four-minute walk to Peveril Castle.

A visit to Peveril Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces10
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle is a ruined early medieval castle, founded some time between the Norman Conquest and its first mention in the Domesday Book of 1086. It overlooks the Derbyshire village of Castleton, and provides handsome views across the Hope Valley and Cave Dale.

Henry II took possession of the castle in the 12th century, but Peveril changed hands between royalty and nobility until John of Gaunt took ownership in the late 14th century. Having little use for the castle, he began to strip it of materials, and this began Peveril's decline - by 1609 it was being described as 'very ruinous and serveth for no use'. It has stood as a picturesque ruin ever since, and has been a popular tourist attraction since the advent of the railways in the 19th century. Pevsner declared Peveril 'by far the most important castle in the county - in fact the only one of importance'.

A climb to the Castle summit provides glorious views of the surrounding Derbyshire countryside, part of the Peak District National Park. Interactive displays in the visitor centre tell the story of Peveril as the focus of the Royal Forest of the Peak, a royal hunting estate since the 11th century.

Departures and arrivals from Hope (Derbyshire)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hope (Derbyshire) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern17:421Late
to SheffieldNorthern18:352On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern18:391On time
to SheffieldNorthern19:352On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern19:391On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern17:411Late
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern18:352On time
from SheffieldNorthern18:391On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern19:352On time
from SheffieldNorthern19:391On time

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