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Bolsover Castle

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Address: Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: +44 370 333 1181
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family afternoon

Loved walking around and trying to find the fireplaces with the children. The house was rather cold but the little man with a torch was most informative - telling us about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved walking around and trying to find the fireplaces with the children. The house was rather cold but the little man with a torch was most informative - telling us about the various paintings on the ceilings

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and very different to any other castle we have seen,the roof of the horse house was amazing and very beautiful. There was Xmas flowers in all rooms when we visited as santa was visiting that day,they was lovely. The views from walls was superb it was cold when we went so did not linger but would love... More 

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Thank lottie49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to visit the castle with the main purpose of seeing Father Christmas. Our party consisted of 4 adults, a teenager and a five year old. The castle was beautiful, enchanting and exciting for the children. We were all in awe of its alluring charm. The event we came to see made the day perfect. The whole event was... More 

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Thank Dawn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly special! It was so amazing to see the wall paintings and many of the colors as they had been when the place was new. Gorgeous views and a fun playground for my 2 boys (age 6 and 2). So glad we came.

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Thank Nicole D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Bolsover Castle. Its is a fascinating place, there is a lot to see and experience. The view from the top of the castle is stunning. Its is an ideal place for a family day out. We are hoping to visit again in the summer. There is a very nice tea room with homemade food at reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bolsover Castle with our 11 year old daughter. It was a chilly day, so we warmed up with lunch first in their cafe. The handheld video/audio tour is the best thing ever. With separate child and adult tours with games and activities to keep them busy. You need at least 2 hours to do this place justice.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here some years ago and, because we had an ex history teacher staying with us, thought he'd find it interesting. We'll it was interesting. Very. And with so much to see. We all thought the riding school was a perfect example of its type; the adjacent Hall with information banners hanging from the rafters was equally impressive,... More 

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Newcastle under Lyme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous castle, we were really looking forward to visiting and it exceeded all expectations!! Where to start!! Fabulous staff all extremely helpful and informative. The buildings are amazing, particularly the little castle. Definitely worth a visit we could have spent at least half a day there but only had 2 hours before closing...next time we will set... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Chesterfield for 25 years and never knew about Bolsover Castle. What an oversight! It's really interesting and there's lots to see and do. In fact, the variety of things to look at, from beautifully restored furnished rooms to exhibitions of the historical uses of the castle, are great. We anticipated being there for about an hour and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Lots to learn. Steeped in the history of civil war and the Stuarts. Thumbs up. Parts of the castle are in ruins and the other parts are preserved. Good afternoon activity.

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