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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Bolsover is a different castle - and I've seen a good number. It is not furnished - but this allows you to focus on the design, structure and wonderful views from the windows... read more

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Bolsover is a different castle - and I've seen a good number. It is not furnished - but this allows you to focus on the design, structure and wonderful views from the windows. The guide book is well worth the extra. The riding display in the riding school building was great. Apparently this is the oldest indoor riding school in... More 

Thank Sharon V
Boston, United Kingdom
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Bolsover Castle perched high on a Derbyshire hillside would impress any attacking army in days gone by! Today, it could be the typical storybook castle full of entertainment for children offering many activities. A continuous St George’s day show provided maximum involvement on a beautiful sunny April day. Our intended half an hour visit turned into 3 hours of both... More 

Thank Raymond S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have traveled past Bolsover Castle so many times, we thought its about time we visited. We were not disappointed. The exterior is great, all the former great rooms and buildings have the imagination running wild. After quite a while in the courtyard we went inside, the state rooms are fantastic. Decorated as they would have been way back when.... More 

Thank DanumStGeorge
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great day with family and friend sat the Bolsover castle St George's day celebrations. Never been here before but really enjoyed seeing the buildings and the grounds. The views over the surrounding areas were amazing. The entertainment put on for the days festivities were all really good. The knights battle was good fun which we all enjoyed. The... More 

Thank NottsPanther
Ripley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant day with the national trust. Excellent junior jousting with the knight trainer who was excellent. Disappointed by food on offer as overpriced and not very good quality, had to go back as food was raw in middle. Overall a good half day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The early 17th Century Little Castle as it is known was built on the neglected ruins of a 11th Century castle, Charles Cavendish completed most of the structured building but died only a few years later leaving the inheritance to his son William a flamboyant playboy of his time. But having entertainment in mind to Royalty and aristocracy. Most of... More 

Thank twiddlybits
Colne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Chatsworth House many times but never been here. My loss - if you like ruins this is superb. Fairly costly but headphones etc are included in the price although at my advanced age I'd prefer notice boards. The castle itself has been beautifully restored - pity you cant get up onto the roof but it's three floors below are... More 

Thank John B
Seaham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great castle to explore. It's a maze of rooms with doors and entrances all over, easy to get lost in, it's brilliant. The Cavendish horse display was lovely too. Good coffee shop selling the usual stuff. A lovely gift shop too. Only down side is the parking, drove around the town twice to find a spot, but that wouldn't put... More 

Thank MrsE1
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there were lots of great things to see, however as a builder who now teaches Construction in college I would like to point out on defining area which looks rather precarious as we walked along the ramparts there is a stone item which looks like a goblet hanging above a badly corroded piece of stone all in all a fantastic... More 

Thank jeffdunn1163
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great wander around this castle today. Though a little disappointed that on easter Monday there wasn't more going on. The views from the top were lovely even though the weather wasn't so good.

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