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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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A nice place for picnic with family in Fountain Garden. Great view for photographers. Multimedia guide is fabulous with video and great sound. FULL of History... :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Franky W
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place for picnic with family in Fountain Garden. Great view for photographers. Multimedia guide is fabulous with video and great sound. FULL of History... :)

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Thank Franky W
Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited between Christmas and New year so it was nice to be out, the weather was more typical of early spring than December, me and my girlfriend found it interesting, not so the kids, there were no events on given the time of year so they got a bit bored, not Bolsover Castles fault though, and because we live... More 

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Thank Torridon1965
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit to 'get away from it all' and relax. The building itself is well preserved and offers great views the higher you get. The walled walk around the top is great for views too. Only grumbles were that the toilets are really poorly signposted and the choice in the café is limited. Staff on... More 

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Thank archiep12
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine asked me to help him out and do a few days in the canteen and i was quite happy i did. Being from Australia the thought of working at a castle for a few days seemed to good to pass up and although it wasn't the castle i imagined it would be it was still a... More 

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Thank Jojo_Cuetips
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife went 24th /1/16 First time for both of us and loved it. Met at the visitors centre by 2 members of staff which was friendly & informative . While touring round the castle other members of staff was at hand to tell us about the history of the castle. Great place for young and old try... More 

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Thank Richard K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Bolsover Castle. It was fantastic looking round the 'new' castle and the old remains and our children had great fun exploring. The English Heritage had put on some special activities for children which were brilliant and great entertainment for adults too! Best of all it was free with our English Heritage membership.

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Thank haybs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bolsover castle on the 09/01/16. There is a lot to see here and it has a great audio guide one for adults and one for children we used the children's one. It's really great to see a property so un touched each room in the little castle is different. It has fantastic outside areas so would be great... More 

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Thank Leuty-Deeks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a day trip and was firstly met by some very friendly staff. The place itself isn't that big but is very clean well sign posted and a beautiful place. The play area is good and safe. Highly recommend this place. Especially the view is fantastic

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Thank denney l
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bolsover Castle dominates the landscape. Visible from the M1 it is a remarkable location with ornate fireplaces and frescoes in the keep. The rest of the castle witnesses to the use of the place to train horses and where the castle is in ruins the charm is the intricate nature for which it was used. The garden surrounding the keep... More 

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Thank Colin4Wall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit with great character and heaps of history. A must visit for all history lovers.

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