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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
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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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An extensive part ruined castle affording extensive views of the surrounding area. The little castle is fairly intact and contains interesting paintings and wall... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

An extensive part ruined castle affording extensive views of the surrounding area. The little castle is fairly intact and contains interesting paintings and wall hangings. Reasonable café on site and gift shop.

Thank Hamish42
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The castle itself perfectly reflected the period of the civil war: palaces and ruins , luxury and devastation. Although the fire of the war and time wash away all the elegant decorations we can still imagine what does the castle looks like in 17th century. The place doesn't have a lot of guide signs so it's better to have an... More 

Thank 冠森 王
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Less than an hour away from Nottingham through the M1, the Castle can be seen while you are driving to Bolsover (A632). Is not obvious how to get there, and google maps wasn't much of help, but a bit of common sense and following the signs, will put you in the right direction. Once in the Castle, the experience was... More 

1 Thank David Felipe A
Tunstall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit various castles and heritage sites across the UK and this one is beautiful. A well maintained castle steeped in history with passionate tour guides who know their stuff. This is one of the larger and more luxurious castles we have been to and we really enjoyed it.

1 Thank Martyn H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We come here annually, the scream/ scare night is really not for the faint hearted! We are members of English Heritage and find it excellent value but events night are extra and are so worth it! I repeat these events are not for little children, there are events during the day for little ones, leave the night time ones to... More 

2 Thank Sarah Jayne L
Derbyshire, Uk
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Not the first time we have visited the castle but never reviewed previously. Had a lovely day out with friends and our young children during a cold but sunny day in February half term. We were the first visitors of the day so for the first hour had it pretty much to ourselves. Staff were friendly and welcoming and we... More 

Thank 1pink_lady
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Huge castle with plenty to see and do and great views from the elevated wall walk. But a warning about the tea room. A pot of tea for two (two tea bags) cost £4. And it wasnt even very nice tea. We did mention that the price was a little disappointing.... More 

Thank EssexRon
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out here. Wasn't expecting there to be as much to see but was pleasantly surprised. Good facilities, staff really friendly and helpful. Visitor centre was good, cafe good (if a little pricey) and some good buys in the gift shop.

Thank KCAC83
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We've been to Bolsover Castle a number of times. The Castle is under the management of English Heritage and is free to members but you can visit the visitor centre (Shop & cafe) without entering the site & paying the admission. There are some unique gifts in the shop and the staff are very friendly. We usually go to use... More 

Thank FACSIgirl
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

First ever visit to Bolsover Castle and I would like to go back as we did not really have enough time to explore the whole area as they were in the process of closing up for the day. A fabulous building, with many contrasting parts to it and there seems to be much to read (or you can use an... More 

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