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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 most enjoyable day out

As a party of 4 adults we visited Bolsover castle for its recent horsemanship event which we had learnt about from English Heritage's advertising. We watched 3 totally different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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tigger2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As a party of 4 adults we visited Bolsover castle for its recent horsemanship event which we had learnt about from English Heritage's advertising. We watched 3 totally different displays of the kind of horse manoeuvrings that William Cavendish was devoted to during his life in the mid 1600s era. Spell bound we watched and thoroughly enjoyed these displays. There... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was probably back in the 70's when I went last,but it is an interesting place.They put on such as jousting exhibitions & such.There is a charge for entry,but I don't know how much.The origin of the town & castle name,I have heard was from the English civil war days when Cromwell's men attacked the castle.The order to fire the... More 

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North East
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Myself, father, sister, partner and 22 month old visited here and were pleasantly surprised by this attraction. It isn't the cheapest day out but the great play park, open spaces and exploration of the castle made it worth it. Nice little coffee shop too.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This property offers variety. Parts are ruins while there are also rooms which are intact and some, but not all, furnished a combination which is not commonly found. If visiting this property beware of the lack of available parking.

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Salisbury UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I have visited Bolsover four times over the last ten years. We had previously found the presentation stunning and interesting but the new approach falls well short of the old audio tour and the replacement of the old film is a visual gimmick, lacking any real information and very irritating. I feel that the new policy of... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you're looking for lush hangings and Chatsworth House like rooms, you will be disappointed. Having said that Bolsover Castle is a lovely little gem with wall walks, play park, usual gift shop and an interesting fountain that made us giggle. If you use your imagination you can put yourself into the times of Charles 1st. You can imagine the... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you fancy taking the family out for the day, somewhere historical, somewhere educational, somewhere where you can largely have the place to yourself without being over supervised all the way round, then a trip to Bolsover Castle is the place for you. The rooms are all empty, but that does not take anything away from allowing the family, especially... More 

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Batley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always wanted to visit Bolsover, along with Hardwick Hall, having passed them so many times on the M1. Bolsover is very impressive - really enjoyed looking round, learning about the castle's history and enjoying the view over the valley. Has the associations with horses and I believe English Heritage are putting on more displays this year. If you like castles,... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice to walk around and imagine the oppulance that once was there- shame that it's mostly empty rooms though, but still made for a nice afternoon. The horse show was however excellent and fully recommended.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Bolsover Castle is a delightful attraction, well worth visiting if you eg seeing some of the more famous attractions in the area such as Chatsworth, (and especially if you are a member of English Heritage already) - offering wonderful views across the Scarsdale Vale countryside. Bolsover is made up of two distinct parts for your visit. First, the ruined “Terrace... More 

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Address: Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: +44 370 333 1181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Bolsover

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