Bolsover Castle

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Bolsover Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).
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Wonderar
Hertfordshire, England.929 contributions
A lovely place to visit.
Jun 2021
As English Heritage members we stopped here on our way home from the Peak district. So glad we did as very much enjoyed our visit. A beautiful place inside and out. It was obviously the home of an extremely wealthy man going by the decorations in the castle. The grounds are also very well kept with fabulous views for miles so all well worth seeing.
We also had the sausage and fried onions baguettes with drinks from the onsite cafe. They went down a treat! Also bought my nephew his birthday present from the gift shop too! Very well worth the visit on our way home.
Written 11 June 2021
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slimdave
slimdave109 contributions
Beaut property
May 2021 • Couples
Definitely stop on approach if you're coming up to it from the south side ( I think got that right) so you can take photos as it looks stunning on top of the hill. This place is like a cross between an old state home and a castle, you can see the evolution from defense to peaceful times where looking to reflect wealth. Nice grounds for some lunch.
Written 9 June 2021
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kelly1007
Leicester, UK24 contributions
Bolsover during half term
Apr 2021 • Family
Fabulous visit during half term with my 6 year old. Plenty to see and do. I large castle to look round including indoor bedrooms, great hall and kitchens. I great view over derby and Sheffield can be seen once outside with is pretty special. Lovely gardens too with a fountain to make a wish in.
Children’s play area was a good opportunity to put my feet up and watch the kids play. Nice cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. Small souvenir shop selling the usual castle bits and pieces. We travelled around 45 minutes to get here and spent 4 hours looking around.
Only down side was the parking. The smallest car park I think I’ve ever seen! Be prepared to look for a spot .
Written 6 June 2021
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Thedon152
4 contributions
Bolsover castle
May 2021 • Family
What a beautiful place to visit. The grounds, castle and outer buildings are amazing. Steeped in history, my 2 daughters love learning new things here. A great day out
Written 6 June 2021
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JohnJCF
Romford, UK53 contributions
Well worth a visit.
May 2021
Had a great visit aided by a great guide! My wife and I visited Bolsover Castle today as part of our visit to this part of Derbyshire. As members of National Heritage there was no charge for our entry. On our arrival we were made aware that a volunteer, Chris, was providing a tour of the grounds. We had not researched the castle so didn't really know what to expect. We are pleased to say that with Chris as our guide the Castle was brought to life. His explanations and detailed introduction to the building and grounds was clear and precise and we came away with a real understanding of Bolsover Castle including it's glory days and it's more troubled times. We cannot thank Chris enough for his time as a volunteer providing us with a truly worthwhile visit that went on to include the inside areas of the buildings, wearing masks of course! We thoroughly recommend a visit to this wonderful place of history!! We must add that all of the staff and volunteers were very accomodating!
Written 20 May 2021
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S M
1 contribution
Pushy English Heritage Staff
May 2021 • Friends
Immediately got interrogated at the entrance by an annoying pushy English Heritage woman wanting to know why we don’t have membership. This is not the way to speak to customers! Sadly this spoilt the whole trip!!
Written 14 May 2021
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Mike H
Chesterfield, UK1 contribution
not worth the visit
May 2021
plesant but not much to see! ok if your local but would'nt make a long journey to visit, would rathe recommend chatsworth.
Written 2 May 2021
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Laurag
Telford, UK1 contribution
Shocking
Apr 2021 • Couples
Drove 1.5 hours to be pestered by an annoying lady trying to rob us of £50 for yearly membership, well so glad we didn’t, spent 7 minutes walking round and ‘hey presto!’ The visit was done.
Spent longer waiting for the pestering woman to see to us.
Don’t recommend unless you want to be annoyed by little posh Tory children.
Great toilets though! 5 star for them 😊
Written 10 April 2021
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Diamonds
8 contributions
Disappointing
Apr 2021 • Family
We visted during Easter and paid to do the dinosaur egg hunt. The egg hunt was extremly poor with the majority of the clues placed in the same vicinity, so not much of a hunt. The incentive to complete it was also poor, since you got the chocolate treat before starting.
However, it was good to get out after being stuck inside fof so long.
Written 8 April 2021
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Philip Michael Stretton
Sutton in Ashfield, UK2 contributions
Dissatisfied
Oct 2020 • Family
Myself wife and four children aged 3_10 years old went for the Spooktacular event costing £47 we only live 8 miles away there were people from Leeds Birmingham and London shortly after arriving it started well an victorian undertaker and wife telling spooky stories about castle and judging fancy dress we were given a sheet to find clues dotted around grounds to find a witches name but other than that no decor not even one pumpkin just like an ordinary visit although we did more on a previous visit with kids being taught how to march and watched gunpowder being made could have paid £3.50 to park and visited Rufford Country Park and done halloween trail not next year I'm afraid at least we only travelled 8 mile
Written 1 November 2020
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