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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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Wonderful castle!

What a great attraction this is! A mix of the old and the new, some ruins and original parts and some refurbished. Beautiful grounds and surrounding views. The parts of the castle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a great attraction this is! A mix of the old and the new, some ruins and original parts and some refurbished. Beautiful grounds and surrounding views. The parts of the castle were very different but equally interesting. The staff were also knowledgable and happy to answer any questions as you went around. We watched the cavaliers horse show while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

not a huge castle but a sweet castle on the hill overlooking bolsover, feel in love with it! It takes around 2 hours to go round the castle and grounds, the kitchens were fascinating to me but there was a lot of steps to conquer in the castle, ask for a headset to get a full tour of the castle... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Yes the views from the castle are stunning and as an attaction this is worth a visit. We particularly went because of the jousting tournament and other attractions over the last weekend. it was very entertaining. As English Heritage members the cost is usually nothing but there was a small fee for these events. There is off street parking so... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a distraction for the kids to break up the trip back from the peak district and came upon Bolsover Castle. Located about 15/20 minutes from Chesterfield the castle sits very imposingly upon a hill overlooking the village. We went on a bank holiday Monday when there were plenty of period dressed re-enactors, kids activities, falconry, skirmishes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well preserved and lovely views of the countryside. There are audio guides, at a cost, available which I would recommend as there isn't a lot of written information within the castle however, the volunteers are very knowledgeable and happy to answer and questions. I enjoyed the short video presentation which was very well put together and gave a brief history... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were on our way to Matlock, when we noticed that there was a medieval jousting tournament to be held at the castle during the bank holiday weekend, so we took a slight detour to have look round. The castle itself was very imposing with stunning views, a photographers paradise!, The jousting tournaments, the falconry displays, and the men fighting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an English Heritage property, very well preserved and presented. There are multi-media presentation tablets available at the entrance, which allow you to tour the grounds and buildings at your own pace, and multiple recordings for each stop so you can delve deeper into the history or skip if you don't want that much detail. Café well worth a... More 

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Lincoln
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hauntingly beautiful castle 🏰 sat on top of it's hill, overlooking all she surveys. Plenty to see and do. There is a Café although it is is a bit of an afterthought, tip: Go to the Wetherspoon's literally opposite the gates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting this castle. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were great and the castle itself was beautiful. Parking was not a problem.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Sunday of bank holiday weekend having seen the medieval jousting event advertised. This is a real showpiece event and although even as an EH member you have to pay extra (£9 for a family) it's well worth it. There is a full programme of medieval events, bird of prey flying and the pinnacle jousting which is done twice during... More 

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