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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Medieval history

We kept driving up and down the M1 seeing the signs and never stopping. We came early today to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matthew P
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely day out!

We visited Bolsover Castle as a large group and there was plenty to see, lots of amazing views too... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lauren_hol7
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds (and fun play area).
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (173 reviews)
“riding school” (53 reviews)
“audio guide” (91 reviews)
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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"english heritage"
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"riding school"
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"audio guide"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"civil war"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"car park"
in 52 reviews
"interesting history"
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"wall walk"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 27 reviews
"entry fee"
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"play area"
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"wall paintings"
in 16 reviews
"interesting place"
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"sunny day"
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"riding house"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We kept driving up and down the M1 seeing the signs and never stopping. We came early today to see the castle. The views are magnificent the ruins outstanding, the history of the building starring you in the face. I do like looking at the...More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Bolsover Castle as a large group and there was plenty to see, lots of amazing views too. The weather was nice which made walking round the castle even more pleasant. A huge thanks to Karl Bloch, who volunteers at the castle and showed...More

Thank Lauren_hol7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife's Grandmother is 91. She grew up knowing Cromwell, and was around for a sacking of the castle. She likes to come back every now and again to relive her youth. At 91 she can still skip around a castle with remarkable ease. A...More

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 17th Century by William Cavendish as an entertainment palace there are ruins,a lawn, a stables, a riding house and the Little Castle where you get amazing views over the area from the roof. The site is managed by EH and there are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here twice now and I still feel like I could go back tomorrow. It seems to go under a lot of people’s radar and not really spoken about, but there is a lot more to I than you might think. It’s a big...More

Thank JamesF76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit to Bolsover Castle and I still haven't managed to time it right to see the horses of the Riding School in action so I guess I'll just have to go back again and hope for third time lucky. I loved...More

Thank Vikkie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with our grandchildren..,aged 7 and 9....and they really enjoyed themselves. It was our first visit and was much bigger than we expected it to be....and also more intact! Some lovely views also of the surrounding countryside. We will certainly return to see...More

Thank KathrynT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a truly worth a visit.The views are great, there are still plenty of the old outer walls and rooms left to explore, along with the information available. But the best part has to be the Iner castle, though it has many steps and not...More

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely sunny Sunday afternoon visit. A little expensive if I'm honest. Been many years since I was last here and some improvements made. New cafe and visitor centre as well as restored walk around walls. Parking limited outside next to Wetherspoons pub. A nice...More

Thank L T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited yesterday with relatives and can only say it was a terrific experience. So much has been renovated the garden inside the keep truly lovely with the standard bays all along the wall a great addition. Many thanks to Barry one of the guides within...More

Thank henryroley
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Richard P
April 17, 2018|
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Response from Ian A | Reviewed this property |
There's a large car park across from the castle. It has a couple of bays for coaches. Contact Bolsover District Council for more info.
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Mikeyorkie10
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I would think it would be ok for your 9 year old. But not your 13 year old. If there not too keen on history and walking around the grounds, maybe visit on a day that there is an event on. Which should be on their website
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