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Bolsover Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: +44 370 333 1181
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The house in haunted hill

What better than on a cold, extremely windy and totally atmospheric night than to do a ghost walk tour of Bolsover Castle?! The tour in total lasted for 90 mins and was led by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What better than on a cold, extremely windy and totally atmospheric night than to do a ghost walk tour of Bolsover Castle?! The tour in total lasted for 90 mins and was led by a very knowledgable historical researcher and local expert on the dark past of the castle itself. What made it special was that there were no tacky... More 

Thank andyfxtn
Edale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely disgusting my 5 years old little girl had a day trip at the castle with the school from Edale ,and the member of staff from the cafe refused entrance to the 5 years old children s because of the mess they may cause and they ask them to leave the cafe and eat outside ,my daughter she as a... More 

Thank daniela s
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the kids, very interesting and stunning views my 8 year old would not take the interactive tour guide headphones off.....such a lovely place recommend for any family

Thank Mark G
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually EH sites are ruins but Bolsover is partially intact. The castle was built by one of those super-rich Brits, William Cavendish, duke of Newcastle. This was not his only castle and he hardly lived here. But he took enormous effort to keep in good terms with the King in exchange for some position in the realm. His life had... More 

Thank Paul G
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonight, my other half and I visited Bolsover Castle with two of our friends for the Ghost Tour. The male staff members who took us on a spooky night tour of the castle, room by room, were brilliant. The Ghost Tour was very informative with very entertaining stories! The tour lasted longer than I thought it would but it certainly... More 

Thank jadeeewallhead
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bolsover is beautiful. The ruins are stunning, but the intact little castle is wonderful, the star chamber in particular is well worth viewing.

Thank Aelfida
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've taken many visiting guests to Bolsover Castle (especially our American friends!) and not once have we been disappointed. It's a lovely place, well kept and the person-guides are delightful and informative. Wonderful views, beautiful place, do be sure not to miss anything as you could easily miss some really fascinating nooks and crannies! The painting on various ceilings and... More 

Thank DKGreen67
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was spooktacular!! Well worth £10.00. Atmospheric, spooky, scary and fun. Highly recommend this event for Halloween.....brilliant.

Thank Sheshy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a really enjoyable afternoon on our journey back home (from York) and I'm really glad we stopped to see the castle that we had spotted on our way up the M1. The Little Castle was fascinating and we enjoyed wandering around. I have noticed a number of other reviewers commenting that there was little information as you walked... More 

Thank Clare V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were underwhelmed by this castle. Cost (x2 concessions) over £19 but nothing at all was provided to help find our way around the site - it is a ruin (as expected from previous research) but a basic map of the buildings would have been really helpful. Guide book available at £3.50 but we will not be returning to the... More 

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