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Bolingbroke Castle

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Take care, narrow access, 4 car park max!

A Kings Birthplace so well worth the effort to get to it. Surprising large castle area and has been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tom g
Mansfield, United Kingdom
more than expected

Reading there were just walls,l was not expecting the complete outer walls and towers to be in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anthea B
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Castleside Moat Ln, Old Bolingbroke PE23 4HH, England
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All reviews henry iv information boards english heritage lovely place for a picnic round the site nice stroll great little place well worth a visit free entry couple of hours ruins moat birthplace outline illustrations immersed cars
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A Kings Birthplace so well worth the effort to get to it. Surprising large castle area and has been well restored in parts to let your imaginnation fill in the gaps.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tom g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading there were just walls,l was not expecting the complete outer walls and towers to be in place,from which with the interpretive boards make it easy to imagine what it had been like.Seeing it in the early evening with the sun going down behind the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anthea B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I was expecting to see the ruins of a castle but this site is more than a ruin. The walls of the old castle can be clearly followed and one can imagine it's historic past aided by the informative boards, complete with illustrations, which take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed September 21, 2018

On our holiday we had spent a lot of time on beaches, at splash parks and in arcades and I wanted to see a bit of history. Bolingbroke Castle (although there is not much left of it) was a great little place to visit. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tris1976
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Found this place on English Heritage website and realised that was not far away from here on a day out. Off the roadside and with little parking, it is still worth finding somewhere to stop to take a few minutes to wander round - its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ben C
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Spent a couple of hours here, more ruins than a castle. Parking very limited and keep man eye on children due to steep hills.Some information around the site and a nice stroll round the site and nice place to relax. No toilets or drink facilities....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank johngettings2017
Reviewed June 18, 2018

In village of Old Bolingbroke, off the beaten track. Famous as the birthplace of Henry IV. Parking for 2 cars on bend in small road adjacent to castle. Plenty of information boards dotted about. Remaining walls very rarely more than 6ft high. Bit hazardous for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Interesting pictorial / information on how the castle would have looked.Although a ruin more remained than I had expected.The moat can be still be seen. Entry is free but not much parking space.Some hazzards to be aware of if taking young children.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gdr2342016
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I guess this is best viewed from above but lacking a helicopter (or really long stepladder) it's still a wonderful place to walk around. The turrets are easily imagined and it still has it's moat. It really will be lovely when they've finished building it!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Trevor Q
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Living a long time ago - this could be home for me. Instead we can all use our imagination - a perfect place for young children to play and mums and dads enjoy tge peace and quiet. (Young children take care of tge deep ponds...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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