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Bolsover Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
Phone Number: +44 370 333 1181
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Kept a 7 yr old entertained

Took my son thinking he would enjoy the school holidays "knight school" but he wanted the headset and proceeded to go to every place on the tour, listen to everything, do all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sheridan C
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my son thinking he would enjoy the school holidays "knight school" but he wanted the headset and proceeded to go to every place on the tour, listen to everything, do all the quizzes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommend this for kids of a similar age who can read or learning to read as it stops them just dashing round... More 

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another amazing English Heritage property. Really interesting and enjoyable day out. As we so often find, the organisation and welcome from English Heritage was brilliant. The audio/visual guides really helped us understand the history of the castle. Staff at the entry point and throughout the castle were very friendly and helpful. Definitely a day out to recommend for people of... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sad to say have lived in Derbyshire for many years and not visited before. Glad we put that right. It was the school holidays and there were activities for children (and adults). We didn't use audio visual aid preferring to look around on our own. Having seen the castle many times from the motorway was surprised how much there was... More 

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic for kids and adults alike has some great fun days on and getting better every year! My son loves it! After 29 years of living in Bolsover I still enjoy going and having a walk around!

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Thank kreddish85
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant day out, enchanting buildings in beautiful settings. Friendly knowledgeable staff, great cafe with yummy cakes, lovely shop with great gifts......everything you could want for a day out

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Thank Karen S
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having just joined the English Heritage we thought we would pay one a visit,as we were in the area we would visit Bolsover castle.They had a medieval event on which added to a great day.The castle was fantastic and the views breathtaking.A proper little gem well worth a visit,

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Bushey, England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I are both English Heritage members so we were looking for somewhere to break our journey on our way up to Yorkshire. If you are in the area this is well worth a visit. Allow about an hour to tour the site. There is a cafe and toilets in the ground. If you like historic sites then... More 

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Thank Richard C
Filey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a really nice day out at Bolsover Castle. This place is great for adults and kids, especially when they have an event on like today Life of the Normans. All the staff are really helpful, the place is very clean, and the castle brilliant.

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Thank Susiemahoot
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Bolsover castle on the off chance, it was an improvised trip. This was our first visit. Very impressed the staff were very friendly polite and deeply knowledgeable. There was lots to do and plenty to see. Much of the castle was open to the public and well maintained. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank Luke J
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this Castle just under a year ago and signed up for membership. The membership merits were fantastic, all these places you can visit, just show your card. To be honest I had. It not been to any other English Heritage site till this weekend. I was travelling back from Sheffield and was passing so I thought why not,... More 

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