Peveril Castle is a ruined late medieval castle overlooking Castleton in the English county of Derbyshire. The castle’s founder, William Peveril was a follower of William the Conqueror and was rewarded for supporting him during the Norman Conquest.

The castle is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and was described as standing at Pechesers which has been translated as both “Peak’s Tail” and “Peak’s Arse”. By 1609 Peveril Castle was “very ruinous and serveth for no use”.

Peveril Castle is situated in a national park. It attracts many visitors, including Rosheen Bagshaw and her grandson Tucker, daughter-in-law Lisa and grandson Keagan from Castor, Alta., in 2009.

Photo by Scott Bagshaw