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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Magnificent location

Having seen it on the skyline many times when driving on the M1 and in recent years driving through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philip W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Great views

Extremely well-maintained by English Heritage with audio and video guide included in the ticket... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John F
Newark-on-Trent, 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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“riding school” (51 reviews)
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having seen it on the skyline many times when driving on the M1 and in recent years driving through Bolsover decided to make a visit. Car parking a bit sparse but think there will be other spaces locally. A very interesting location with excellent audio...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Extremely well-maintained by English Heritage with audio and video guide included in the ticket price (free to members). Interesting history from its 17th century origins as a summer house for one of the Cavendish family, notably William - who seems to have been a not...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped off at this castle on the way down to our holiday in Felixstowe. I was being particularly grumpy because of the drive but once I saw the castle, blimey, did it bring some awe We went at a great time and pretty much...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views must take camera ,lots of history good cafe a couple of hours is all that's needed ...look out for events great bonfire and they have battles in grounds a must for all kids and big kids all day them days

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit with lovely views of the surrounding areas. We are members of English Heritage and so saved on the entrance fee but I can see why some people have thought it to be on the expensive side. The buildings and grounds...More

Thank zingy171
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has a tremendous history and is renowned for dressage displays in the original riding school. The castle is super for children as everything is "touchable" in the part that is still "whole", and the part that is in ruins allows children to use...More

Thank Fresita1948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the English Heritage and as we were spending the weekend in Derbyshire we decided it would be the perfect occasion to visit this beautiful castle. The fact the Cavendish were so found of horses made it even more fascinating. The place is very...More

Thank Bettina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was well maintained and very nice. The views in particular was fantastic. My two year old son loved the park, although some bits were a little advanced for him. 3 and up would be perfect.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entry fee is a little steep but you get to use the interactive audio tour facility without extra charge. I enjoyed using this even if i did feel a little daft to begin with. It was nice finding out what the castles history was...More

Thank Sammie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At £9.70 for a concessionary entrance this was good value . We neither bought a guide book nor used the headphones provided yet managed to learn a lot about this intriguing set of buildings . There's plenty to see from a horse riding school ,...More

Thank Chris F
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Jane A
April 30, 2017|
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Response from bahiggs | Reviewed this property |
£9.50 for over 60s free if member of English Heritage or Cadw
Ghada H
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Shivvi89 | Reviewed this property |
£10.80 for an adult
March 15, 2017|
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Response from jodycav | Reviewed this property |
Just week ends till end of March Them April 1st every day