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Alport Castles

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Geomorphological POI
Location type: Geomorphological POI
Location address: United Kingdom, High Peak
Number of texts: 1
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The Alport Castles are a landslip feature in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. At over half a mile long, it is thought to be the largest landslide in the United Kingdom. The name “castles” comes from the debris from the landslide, which has produced several protruding grit-stone mounds which tower over the valley and appear from the distance to look like castles. Viewed from a distance the largest of these, the “Tower”, resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar, Spectacular
Linked themes: Geography, Top things to do, Geology

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