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Bolsover Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Bolsover Castle has a checkered past and interesting history

We visited yesterday in the pouring rain and gale force winds, but the welcome from staff was as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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I went to the castle a couple of years ago & thoroughly Enjoyed it. I returned last week to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

We visited yesterday in the pouring rain and gale force winds, but the welcome from staff was as warm as a sunny day Well done to everyone. With a checked past, interesting history and like them or loath them people, I think Bolsover Castle should...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to the castle a couple of years ago & thoroughly Enjoyed it. I returned last week to purchase a few things in the shop...... Icame away with Nothing as everything was well overpriced....

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We don’t know what it was, but the castle felt very weird to us with the decoration of some rooms. Castle has stunning views and gives a great view of Derbyshire countryside However castle just felt weird and could imagine much mischievous acts were undertaken....More

Thank EAN44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not much of exhibition on display as its very old castle, but the views are lovely and still plenty to see while walking on the grounds, was a great idea to have handset set up to tell all the history about the castle and things...More

Thank Jovita L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family we have visited Bolsover Castle a few times already since moving from Kent to South Yorkshire. We wanted to find somewhere we could take the children on a regular basis to enable them to run and play but also to learn. Bolsover...More

2  Thank ajgentry1986
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is set at the top of a hill from which you can admire all the area bellow. Even though some part of the castle are now ruins, it remains an impressive palace with lots of history

Thank Massimo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a planned trip, although we should have realised that the Bank Holiday weekend was going to be very busy. I wish we had come on a quieter day but nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience. As you approach the castle on the...More

Thank SteveMRochester
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 recent visits showed us not only the great buildings and decorations but new experiences too. My first was with a young family and we experienced the jousting and country crafts It was so exciting. Real competition and shattering of lances! Much better than expected...More

Thank StickofRockDerby_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so impressed by this castle. We stopped off on our way home from a holiday in the Peak District. The view driving up is pretty incredible. The main castle is mostly ruins but you can really sense what it would have been like...More

1  Thank ForeverKatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although much of Bolsover Castle is a ruin, much by fire it's very much alive & kicking. Much of ther main Castle is a ruin, yet it holds a rich history & with a little bit of imagination you can catch glimpses of it's past...More

1  Thank thomsont6
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13 August 2018|
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Response from MrsRGH | Reviewed this property |
Think it’s designated areas only check with them direct/on English Heritage website
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.