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Bolsover Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Another Brilliant English Heritage Site!

I've visited here once before and was really keen to visit again. Finally, after two years, I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
excellent family day out

I visited Bolsover but not for the for the first time . It was a great fine sunny day but far from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gillian S
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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 overflow car park civil war well worth a visit surrounding countryside wall walk interesting history couple of hours entry fee information boards play area interesting place sunny day riding house
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Thank Mark_BSurrey
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited here once before and was really keen to visit again. Finally, after two years, I managed to make it back to this impressive site. The castle is up on a hill, with impressive views of the countryside - if you go on a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Bolsover but not for the for the first time . It was a great fine sunny day but far from warm. There were stupendous views . We relied on personal knowledge of Bolsovers history durjng the English Civil War ( we were in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently visited Bolsover for the first time and had a great time. On a clear day you can get some amazing views. We used the free audio guide which had just enough information to go around the various properties. The staff where very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 932nathanaely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the last 4years we have brought our children to see the jousting and have always been more than happy about the day. If you have a pram and intend to spend the day try and find a bench early on and remember sun lotion...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rmb1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends on a very windy ,chilly Sunday morning.on entering the castle we were met by a gentleman guide who offered to show us around. His knowledge of the history particularly the,wall paintings was very impressive.his funny stories and bad jokes kept us entertained...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mandmj55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled to Bolsover with my fellow history graduate friends. There was plenty to see- we spent hours there! The audio guide is very informative and easy to use- though one of my friends was given an audio guide with a low battery so had to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JessTC19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to fit in a castle visit before our national trust membership expired and what a great finale this was! We were fortunate to be able to abandon the audio guides and have volunteer guide Chris Poulter share his passion and knowledge with us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leahw101333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly one of the Jewels of Derbyshire Spectacular history and spectacular views over the Vale of Scarsdale. Bolsover Castle hosts many events throughout the year too which I regularly attend with my family. Definitely a place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My granddaughter always enjoys her visits here. The staff are friendly. My only complaint is that the children's food boxes contain far too much sugar.

Date of experience: December 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.