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Not your usual castle

Bolsover was built as a party location by one of the branches of the Cavendish family - the Dukes... read more

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Michelle S
Derby, United Kingdom
Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire is a lovely day out. Stunningly set overlooking the town in simple... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Derbyshire, 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 yesterday

Bolsover was built as a party location by one of the branches of the Cavendish family - the Dukes of Newcastle, rather than the Dukes of Devonshire (Chatsworth). So everything is built to impress and entertain. We were both. Our visit started with a short...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire is a lovely day out. Stunningly set overlooking the town in simple but beautiful grounds. Much of the old castle is a ruin but the Little Castle, stables and fountain still stand. The Castle wall has recently undergone renovation and now...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A really well presented English Heritage Castle - make sure you take the Audio guide tour which is very informative. Start with the riding stables, which are still in use most weekends for displays of Dressage. Then continue on to the Terrace ruins and finally...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views and a stunning site. We visited on a clear day in summer and the whole place was rather magical. The ridding school was a surprise worthy of the admission alone. Having said that I am a member of English heritage and would encourage...More

Thank peterpiperpickedapec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Castle with breathtaking views of the countryside. Some lovely paintings. Very enjoyable day. Would recommend a visit.

Thank beegirl29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Bolsover Castle, the grounds are magnificent and it was good to be able to explore the ruins aswell as the main tower.

Thank emilybbb123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to take my children to Bolsover Castle when they were young and we had some great times there over the years. I decided to revisit with my husband who had never been before. We were not disappointed. There is now a new visitor...More

Thank MrsRGH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here on the off chance on a sunny afternoon, the staff were so friendly and helpful. We managed to catch the Horse Dressage for £2 which was fantastic and lasted around 15 minutes. The castle grounds were lovely to walk around and...More

Thank Elle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bolsover Castle on our way home from a holiday in the Peak District - being so close to the M1 made it easy to add to our trip. On arrival to the castle there’s a small car park, which is far too small but...More

Thank TheMartins1997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bolsover Castle is situated in a prominent position overlooking the surrounding countryside, thus it's incredibly spectacular as you approach from the nearby village. It has a very small car park, and a much larger spill over one, but the signage for this additional parking is...More

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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.
5 April 2018|
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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I would think it would be ok for your 9 year old. But not your 13 year old. If there not too keen on history and walking around the grounds, maybe visit on a day that there is an event on. Which should be on their website