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Bolsover Castle

Castle Street | Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR, England
44 1246 822 844
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Yeovil
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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Yorkshire
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Having passed Bolsover many times from the M1, we decided to visit the last weekend in September - a lovely sunny autumnal day. We spent over 5 hours here and were lucky enough to be able to see the final displays of the horses for the year, and spent an excellent half hour or so learning about how the horses... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The only down side we could find was the parking. The castle its self is a good mixture of ruin and rebuilt with plenty of story boards of information about the history. The day we went was overcast and gray but the views were stunning. The newly rebuilt wall walk around the garden fits in well. The gift shop and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped at the castle as it was on the way North and wanted to use our English Heritage pass. I have not had a bad experience with English Heritage properties! The grounds were amazing and the exhibits were wonderfully informative and very well done. The audio tour was a great addition, it is so neat to hear the story behind... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We have been looking at Bolsover Castle for the last four years as we travel up and down the M1, so we decided to visit and see it close up! We had a wonderful morning there. Wandering round the ruins is just magical, and the house itself definitely worth spending some time in. The views are just amazing. Lovely café... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Took a day to visit the castle and grounds and see the Cavalier horse display. As a member of Historic Scotland I got free entry, and had a great day despite the weather. Finding the location without a sat-nav wasn't easy but the countryside is beautiful and as soon as you get close, it's well signposted, I recommend coming off... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I LOVE this castle! We had interactive guides with us, they were really really brilliant. You can learn so much about the buildings and the people who lived there thanks to them! Fascinating history, the garden is lovely and the rooms are spectacular. What's more, I know there's a cafe at the visitor centre, but there's also a nice Whetherspoon... More

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Warrnambool
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187 reviews 187 reviews
107 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This castle/rich man's hunting lodge dominates the skyline over the village of Bolsover and you get views of it as you wind your way up to park, but nothing can ready you for just how spectacular it is up close. Stables on one side, feasting halls and apartments, kitchens on another, then the jewel-the Little Castle. Wander through the maze... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When driving up the the castle you begin to get an idea there would be a good view but once there truly amazing. We visited during the week and arrived just after opening but were only just able to find a car parking space in castle carpark. We used an audio/visual guide (new this season) which whilst very good was... More

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