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Bolsover Castle

Castle Street | Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR, England
44 1246 822 844
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very helpful and well-informed staff, superb guide who took us on a fascinating walking tour. The reception staff were warm and friendly so much so that we joined English Heritage on the day of our visit. Excellent cafe. The castle itself is extensive with reasonable access to most areas. There are explanatory displays and exhibitions though the film show wasn't... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The "official" car park is a little small, but there are plenty of bigger parking areas nearby. Nice and clean - great for the kids to explore, with fantastic views over the M1 valley towards Sutton Scarsdale Hall and Chesterfield in the distance. The Café is a little expensive, but aren't they all. There's a "chain pub" next door -... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of my favourite spots in the area. Ok it's rather chilly on a breezy day, and let's not mention driving rain...due to the height of it's location. But the views are breathtaking and the children's events are fun and educational. It's good for children who are not keen on being inside as there is tons of outdoor spaces to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoyed looking around, however the cost of going in outweighs the attraction sadly. If this was cheaper I would spend a lot of time here.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a great night, we screamed, laughed, did our own ghost hunting, the whole castle was dressed for the full effect, the actors was fantastic and scary and funny. we went round twice and then went on a ghost hunting tour of the Castle, very scary and great value, and super fun thanks Bolsover see you next year

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1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited the castle on Halloween 2012 "Fantastic" what a night, all the grounds were decorated with body bags etc, talks were taking place in various rooms and a scene in the basement which was very well presented, there was a good turnout..I returned 2014 with friends after recommending a brilliant night only to be sadly disappointed! The whole event lasted... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A friend and myself paid £10 each for the creepy castle at night on Halloween, we've never been so disappointed with anything like this in our lives!! The whole experience lasted 20 minutes and consisted of four or five people dressed up as characters from the past certainly not worth £10 of anyone's money!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We called in here on a whim whilst driving past on a child free weekend. Unfortunately we were completely disappointed! There's just no depth to the place, the obvious modern renovations have made the castle devoid of all historical memory and there is just no *feeling of history* there. Because restorations have taken place it is no longer a ruin... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Found the directions for parking particularly confusing. The tiny car park to which we were directed had a barrier across, was full and no information as to an alternative. Actually it is better to ignore the turn to Bolsover Castle P, drive a little way up the main street to the Parking on the left. This is spacious and free.... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Haven't been for a couple of years, what a change. The main castle has been updated and redecorated. Far better and a lot more interesting. Excellent views of area on clear day. There was a horse display for an extra cost which was excellent. This is only at certain times of the year. The gardens have been improved and there... More

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