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Bolsover Castle

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

With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion,...

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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I had heard loads about this castle and had decided it wasn't for me as I prefer castles built for defence and clearly this was a home, but I found myself with a strange thing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Becky M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard loads about this castle and had decided it wasn't for me as I prefer castles built for defence and clearly this was a home, but I found myself with a strange thing called a day off so looked into where I could go and thought I would tick this castle of my list and see what all... More 

Thank Becky M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth visiting. Fantastic view of the castle driving up to the village and amazing views across the Derbyshire countryside from the castle itself. The gentleman who showed us round was informative and had good knowledge of the castle and its history and the grounds are great for children to run around in whatever the weather. There is also a... More 

Thank Supergran2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Bolsover on 12/02/17 and despite truely miserable weather we found it excellent. The building had a good mix of restored sections and partial ruins. An excellent free bonus, was the touchscreen interactive tour, which you could carry about with you and use as your own personal tour guide. Quite a few steps so not so good for the... More 

Thank Peter S
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being members of English Heritage it is useful having Bolsover Castle not far from home Took a couple of boys for the day they really liked to explore inside the castle riding school and grounds Plenty of space to run around and a café to finish with Boys really liked their day

Thank jodycav
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my autistic son, who doesn't mind visiting places of interest but gets bored very quickly. On entering we were asked if we wanted the audio guide but I declined, thinking that we would rely on the signage and information inside and work our way round swiftly in order to avoid my son getting fed up. However, we... More 

Thank IndaloGirl
Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of our Castle Club, yes, we love castles and we are proud about it, and this was a real treat. There are multiple buildings including a dressage room, wonderful ruins to explore and then the little castle itself, which is great fun with lots of rooms. It has wonderful grounds, full walls to walk around and... More 

Thank Mark W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bolsover Castle is only two minutes away from where we live and we've been there loads of times! Don't forget to bring your camera with a wide angle lens to take the wonderful views from the ramparts!If you do a little homework on the net you can find out when the re enactments and jousting festivals are to take place... More 

Thank Bernard N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views from and looking upon the castle from the road. Interesting history and well restored (compared to how I remember it as a child), gorgeous rooms to explore and the history was interesting.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often seen the sign for Bolsover castle and have wanted to visit for awhile. Definitely worth a visit. Impressive view of the castle on driving up. The car park is shared with a pub so not much parking available although we didn't have an issue. Staff were friendly and helpful at the castle. We opted to have the audio guide... More 

Thank Jo B
Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well as we were in the area we thought w e would take in some culture, it is certainly not a cold weather attraction but if in the area take a look, would imagine in the summer it gets very busy, students get a discount, there is also a little Wetherspoons just outside the entrance too

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