Peveril Castle by Ray Clarke

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Peveril Castle taken from the car park with a long lens

Featured in “The World as we see it or as we missed it” April 2011

Peveril Castle is in the care of English Heritage

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.

Shot Raw
Canon 5D Mk2
Sigma150-500mm OS @ 150mm
F14 @ 1/60
ISO 500


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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks for your comment Kathy!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    lovely shot Ray

  • Thanks Martina!

    – Ray Clarke

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 3 years ago

    Great old building!

  • Thanks for your comment David!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful view, colour and pov

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey!

    – Ray Clarke

  • trish725
    trish725about 3 years ago

  • Thank you for featuring my work Trish!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Ray.

  • Thanks Mark!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    An imposing image, congrats on your feature Ray !

  • Thanks for your comment Trish!

    – Ray Clarke

  • Carol2
    Carol2about 3 years ago

    Beautiful scene and capture, Ray!!

  • Happy Easter to you Carol have a great day!

    – Ray Clarke

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Ray.

  • Thanks Malcolm!

    – Ray Clarke

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