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Bolsover Castle

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Address: Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion,...

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).

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Lovely family day out - great cafe too

We visited yesterday (bright sunny day) with our 7-year old daughter, and we we're disappointed. Lovely castle (semi ruins) with fountain garden. Stunning views. Fun outdoor play... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited yesterday (bright sunny day) with our 7-year old daughter, and we we're disappointed. Lovely castle (semi ruins) with fountain garden. Stunning views. Fun outdoor play area for children up to age of 12, next to their very good cafe and picnic area. Friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff. A good day out had by all. If you really want... More 

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Chesterfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit , you will be pleasantly be surprised with the history ,you would need to put a few hours aside if you want to listen to the full history audio available. The castle is a good example of what luxurious state rooms were like.. The exquisitely carved fireplaces and richly coloured murals and paneling of its exceptionally... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Castle in late December, it was a cold and very misty morning. We enjoyed the Castle and found it very interesting but unfortunately could not enjoy what probably would have been great views.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fairly modern castle from around 400 years ago , some parts are in much better condition than others . While this castle has not had the destuctive events that many castles suffered in the english civil war this has saved it as a treasure from our recent past . Expensive to get in but worth it for a full... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen quite a few national trust and English heritage properties and gardens. And I was particularly looking forward to Bolsover Castle, after reading the fantastic reviews. But after going, I am confounded by what the fuss was about. I mean, it's a nice little village, with a nice building and the views are ok. But 'exceeded my expectations' and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

A very interesting place to visit. Plenty of history . Unfortunately we didn't realise there was an audio tour available until we were halfway round. Will definitely visit again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Loved walking around and trying to find the fireplaces with the children. The house was rather cold but the little man with a torch was most informative - telling us about the various paintings on the ceilings

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Lots to see and very different to any other castle we have seen,the roof of the horse house was amazing and very beautiful. There was Xmas flowers in all rooms when we visited as santa was visiting that day,they was lovely. The views from walls was superb it was cold when we went so did not linger but would love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We came to visit the castle with the main purpose of seeing Father Christmas. Our party consisted of 4 adults, a teenager and a five year old. The castle was beautiful, enchanting and exciting for the children. We were all in awe of its alluring charm. The event we came to see made the day perfect. The whole event was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is truly special! It was so amazing to see the wall paintings and many of the colors as they had been when the place was new. Gorgeous views and a fun playground for my 2 boys (age 6 and 2). So glad we came.

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