Bolsover Castle

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Bolsover Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Anne Marie G
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Very unusual property however social distancing not adhered to.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed our 3 hours here.We parked at the dedicated car park at tge side of a pub just acouple of minutes walk from the property entrance.Exhibition room 3 was full of information and very few visitors in there (all wearing masks though.) The views are breathtaking towards Hardwick Hall.The Little Castle is where you need to wear a mask which we did.There are very small rooms off main rooms-some of which are so small that to observe social distancing it would be impossible yet an elderly volunteer with a visitor walked straight into one of these tiny rooms where my husband was not giving 2 metres clearance( he wasn't wearing a mask I presume for medical reasonable but no wonder Derbyshire has a fast-fast-growing no. of Covid 19 cases.This made my husband very anxious and he left the room sharpish but no apology from the volunteer from la-la land.Management please train your staff properly. It took the edge off the day.
The castle garden and Venus fountain was enchanting and beautifully kept. The shop staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.The greeter when we entered the property was very pleasant and professional. So a mixed bag on customer service by staff hence4 stars but would've been 5! Didn't visit the cafe or toilets but the property was well- kept.
Written June 15, 2021
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CockneyBrum
Worcestershire, UK2,392 contributions
Beautiful Bolsolver
Jun 2021
This is definitely our favourite English Heritage property of them all so far. The castle is in a stunning location, visible from the M1 with plenty to see. Bolsover itself is a pretty town/village.

Of course, it wouldn't be an English Heritage property without the odd ruin, but there's a fair bit of the castle to see with its beautiful rooms to go in and enjoy.

Staff were lovely and very welcoming. Social distancing was very well implemented and the toilets were clean.

Our favourite part was having a picnic in the walled garden area with a view of the fountain. This would make a great place to have a pop-up ice rink! The children's play area is very well done. We had some events for half term which were good too.

On-site parking is a bit limited, but you can park a few streets away for free if you don't mind a short walk.
Written June 13, 2021
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MICK0950
Hinckley, United Kingdom361 contributions
Well presented property
Jun 2021
Once we had found a place to park, we enjoyed a veery interesting visit. The indoor Riding School was especially impressive and there were lovely views from the upper floors.
Written June 12, 2021
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Wonderar
Hertfordshire, England.929 contributions
A lovely place to visit.
Jun 2021
As English Heritage members we stopped here on our way home from the Peak district. So glad we did as very much enjoyed our visit. A beautiful place inside and out. It was obviously the home of an extremely wealthy man going by the decorations in the castle. The grounds are also very well kept with fabulous views for miles so all well worth seeing.
We also had the sausage and fried onions baguettes with drinks from the onsite cafe. They went down a treat! Also bought my nephew his birthday present from the gift shop too! Very well worth the visit on our way home.
Written June 11, 2021
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slimdave
slimdave109 contributions
Beaut property
May 2021 • Couples
Definitely stop on approach if you're coming up to it from the south side ( I think got that right) so you can take photos as it looks stunning on top of the hill. This place is like a cross between an old state home and a castle, you can see the evolution from defense to peaceful times where looking to reflect wealth. Nice grounds for some lunch.
Written June 9, 2021
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kelly1007
Leicester, UK24 contributions
Bolsover during half term
Apr 2021 • Family
Fabulous visit during half term with my 6 year old. Plenty to see and do. I large castle to look round including indoor bedrooms, great hall and kitchens. I great view over derby and Sheffield can be seen once outside with is pretty special. Lovely gardens too with a fountain to make a wish in.
Children’s play area was a good opportunity to put my feet up and watch the kids play. Nice cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. Small souvenir shop selling the usual castle bits and pieces. We travelled around 45 minutes to get here and spent 4 hours looking around.
Only down side was the parking. The smallest car park I think I’ve ever seen! Be prepared to look for a spot .
Written June 6, 2021
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Thedon152
4 contributions
Bolsover castle
May 2021 • Family
What a beautiful place to visit. The grounds, castle and outer buildings are amazing. Steeped in history, my 2 daughters love learning new things here. A great day out
Written June 6, 2021
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JohnJCF
Romford, UK56 contributions
Well worth a visit.
May 2021
Had a great visit aided by a great guide! My wife and I visited Bolsover Castle today as part of our visit to this part of Derbyshire. As members of National Heritage there was no charge for our entry. On our arrival we were made aware that a volunteer, Chris, was providing a tour of the grounds. We had not researched the castle so didn't really know what to expect. We are pleased to say that with Chris as our guide the Castle was brought to life. His explanations and detailed introduction to the building and grounds was clear and precise and we came away with a real understanding of Bolsover Castle including it's glory days and it's more troubled times. We cannot thank Chris enough for his time as a volunteer providing us with a truly worthwhile visit that went on to include the inside areas of the buildings, wearing masks of course! We thoroughly recommend a visit to this wonderful place of history!! We must add that all of the staff and volunteers were very accomodating!
Written May 20, 2021
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S M
1 contribution
Pushy English Heritage Staff
May 2021 • Friends
Immediately got interrogated at the entrance by an annoying pushy English Heritage woman wanting to know why we don’t have membership. This is not the way to speak to customers! Sadly this spoilt the whole trip!!
Written May 14, 2021
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Mike H
Chesterfield, UK1 contribution
not worth the visit
May 2021
plesant but not much to see! ok if your local but would'nt make a long journey to visit, would rathe recommend chatsworth.
Written May 2, 2021
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