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Bolsover Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Great Place To Visit!

I wasn't too sure what to expect when my partner and I visited this castle as I knew it was a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul B
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Great day out

Great day out with 3 children and hubby . Got a free tour with a very knowable member of staff he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“riding school”(59 reviews)
With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle...more
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wasn't too sure what to expect when my partner and I visited this castle as I knew it was a "faux" castle i.e. not really a castle in its truest sense. I thought it would probably closer to a stately home. I was pleasantly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with 3 children and hubby . Got a free tour with a very knowable member of staff he went above and beyond to make sure we were all informed and answered questions and involved the children in the group . He is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enthusiastic about last years brilliant event, we extended our invite to more friends - promising a brilliant evening. How wrong we were! We each paid £13 (9 of us) to wait in a queue for just over an hour, in the freezing cold, with a...More

Thank Ollie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg this was fantastic well done to all the organisers the actors were brilliant I had to leave it was so realistic because i had to leave they were so supportive they couldn't do enough for you we will definitely be back next year now...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night, myself and six friends visited the fright night at the castle and quite frankly it was terrible and massively over priced. Nothing at all like last years, which was far more entertaining, and left us all feeling slightly spooked. This year we spent...More

Thank 52oliviar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So very disappointing in every sense. The castle itself is stunning and lends itself entirely to the theme of Halloween. However, what I was expecting was a walk through experience, being chased by ghouls and frightful characters and what I actually got was a couple...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went tonight with some friends, and quite frankly was a bit disappointed, but it was a good night out. I think the plot could have extended a bit more and overall needed more jumps and excitement

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 40 years of visiting the area and looking at it from a distance (my wife comes from a few miles away) I finally got to Bolsover Castle. Not to my mind as impressive as Hardwick Hall but pretty impressive. I particularly liked the contrast...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful place to be on a clear day with wonderful views of the countryside. Free for English heritage members and there are toilet facilities and a cafe on site. The castle grounds and the buildings with no roof you can enter with a...More

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous place with so much history. The kids loved the tricks and tonics interactive entertainment. Fantastic afternoon for all the family.

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13 August 2018|
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Response from Gaynor S | Reviewed this property |
U could not take a dog on fright night, there are loud bangs
Richard P
17 April 2018|
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Response from Ian A | Reviewed this property |
There's a large car park across from the castle. It has a couple of bays for coaches. Contact Bolsover District Council for more info.