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Bolsover Castle

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Address: Castle Street | Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: 44 1246 822 844

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A nice piece of history

This castle is very intriguing and nice to look around. It is worth going for a day out, a nice piece of history near Chesterfield.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This castle is very intriguing and nice to look around. It is worth going for a day out, a nice piece of history near Chesterfield.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Having lived in Chesterfield all my life I only visited Bolsover Castle for the first time recently. I visited with my partner and 2 year old daughter. We spent a few hours there and if the weather had been nicer would have probably stayed longer. There was quite a bit to see, walk round the walls, have tea and cake... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

13 of us visited this attraction found it a little boring. There was a wedding taking place so we were asked to leave areas. The cafe and shop were very good. Will not be going there again.

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York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I must admit I enjoyed seeing the new bits added in the castle like the furniture and stuff. However, the walkway along the top of the wall is ruined by someone's bright idea to stick new battlements on the wall. I liked it better the way it was. It now looks out of place, as if someone made a lego... More 

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Offenbach, Germany
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Impressive castle ruin (well, mostly) in the heart of Derbyshire. On the English Heritage website, it's No.6 of their top ten of castles and mansions in Britain. I wouldn't go that far, but it's certainly worth the 30min bus ride from Chesterfield. And there's a well-above-average Wetherspoon pub just around the corner that you can relax in after your visit... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was cold and it wasn't the weather to sit about. On a nice day you could have picnicked and stayed much longer. The views are unbelievable. The audio tour was very informative and our 9 year old liked it. The little castle was very good. It's not a castle with loads of furniture, very much architecture but it's really... More 

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Derby
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very inexpensive, nice CAFE, regular events, a good day out. We've only been there the once despite living reasonably close. There was a reenactment of a knights battle which was very entertaining. The theatre company they used, really connected well with the audience. We were lucky with weather and the kids enjoyed trying on costumes and learning how to sword... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An excellent venue for both Adults and Children, especially when there are events on. I had a very fun packed day with my grand children

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went on a winter's day, and found this castle with amazing views a great day out. Lots to see, the only tudor riding building in England, and (unusually for English Heritage) some of the astle still has a roof! Plenty to see in the small castle, the starry ceilinged room was beauriful, lovely to see much of the interior panelling... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very pleasantly surprised, went on a damp December day for something to do and really found it extremely interesting and enjoyable. Well worth a visit, will go back on a clear day to see the views.

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