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Bolsover Castle

Address: Castle Street | Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: 44 1246 822 844
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Chesterfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We're English Heritage members so free entry for us, not totally sure I'd have been quite as happy if I'd had to pay the standard price as its quite steep but definitely good to be a member anyway for this and other places to visit:) We went early January so snow on the ground really added to the romance and... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

EH running this property seems symptomatic of a quasi-governmental quango, with staff (not sure if paid for or some volunteers) not being interested in customers. (NB to staff – these are the people who pay your wages). A notable exception was the lady in the café. Looks like we met the same member of staff at the till – see... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
89 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A fabulous castle and beautifully kept grounds. Knowledgable staff. Lots to see, complete with ghosts if you are sensitive to the supernatural. A great day out especially if you are interested in history. Well worth a visit.

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Upholland, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We found this castle beautiful and very welcoming. The views are far fetched and with the visit if only to climb the mini castle tower.

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Bolsover, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent castle. Very well cared for. Lots of events through the summer and a cafe with lovely food that you can go to without having to go in the castle grounds if you are not an English heritage member. As the entry to the grounds is quite steep but well worth it. The views over derbyshire are stunning.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I love this place, it's been one of my favourites for years. We have visited on numerous occasions and it never fails to impress us. We love it so much we chose it as the venue for our wedding using the Star Chamber for the ceremony. Newly opened this year, the wall walk has been refurbished and allows visitors to... More 

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The castle walls walk has now been restored and the views from the ramparts over Carr Vale to the motorway are stunning. Friendly staff in the café and the store. The only downside is the price - I would go more often as I live locally I the prices were reduced. My grandson loved it all.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Bolsover castle is one of Derbyshire's true historic sites. It sits proudly on a hill and can be seen from miles. It hosts the main castle and the coach houses. You can view the many rooms within the castle and also in the coach house. Bolsover hosts many events through the year from medieval days to firework displays etc. It... More 

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Sandbach, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The views are breathtaking and the children's events are fun and educational. It's good for children as there is plenty of outdoor space to run around. Educational day out and fun!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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