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Bolsover Castle

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Lovely visit

We enjoyed our visit here. We parked in the overflow parking beyond the castle and off to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Another great castle to visit

I visited Bolsover Castle with friends from Liverpool. I knew very little about the castle except... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom S
Liverpool, 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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All reviews english heritage audio guide riding school gift shop civil war overflow car park well worth a visit surrounding countryside wall walk couple of hours interesting history play area entry fee information boards interesting place sunny day riding house
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. We parked in the overflow parking beyond the castle and off to the right. The entrance fee we felt was very reasonable and the site is dog friendly over the vaste majority with the exception of inside the buildings. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bolsover Castle with friends from Liverpool. I knew very little about the castle except that it was a home rather than a fortification, built on the site of an earlier medieval castle. It certainly commands a wonderful high position on the hill with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Bolsover today with hubby, grandaughter and friend. We have a membership with English Heritage. Great, friendly staff, thanks for the laugh today 😁. Gift shop, cafe, toilets and parking. Great castle, would loved to have seen it in it's hey day. Lots of nooks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great English Heritage site complete with a castle themed playground for the kids. Most of the main buildings are in ruin but still accessible and interesting with plenty of information and history relating to it. The only bad thing about my visit was although the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visit to the dales with a visit to this castle. Being the end of half term there was various talks going on. found them very interesting, the castle and grounds are well worth a visit and the views are stunning. there are volunteers there to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is wonderful in so many ways. The main entrance has what looks like a fabulous themed play area for children. There is also a great grassy area for picnics etc. There is a huge tree which I thought had a great resemblance to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know how or why we have never Been here before but it’s amazing ! So much history ! If you love history and you love castles 🏰 ( or have children that love castles this is the place to visit ) walk round...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beckyloveslondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family with our 5 year old daughter. We had a great time exploring the rooms, play area, grounds and looking at the fantastic views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 00SammyG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have today visited bolsover castle for the medieval mayhem event with my mum and 6 grandchildren. How very very disappointing it was! The event pictures and adverts show children dressed as knights, pretend sword fighting, story telling etc It was advertised as starting at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kazawhit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1. Not enough public toilets! Small restaurant, would do better with a bigger venue with greater choice. Easy to walk to from nearby Public Carpark in the town which is free! Very beautiful but you are forced to buy the guide or hire an interactive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 iana893 | 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.