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Bolsover Castle

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Interesting day out at a Restoration gem

Staying in the Peak District and was given a voucher to give me a 'two for the price of one' entry... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Faversham, United Kingdom
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Amazing walls

Visited when there were lots of young schoolchildren visiting too, but despite this there was room... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“riding school”(57 reviews)
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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...more
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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All reviews english heritage riding school audio guide overflow car park gift shop well worth a visit civil war surrounding countryside wall walk couple of hours interesting history entry fee information boards play area interesting place sunny day riding house
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staying in the Peak District and was given a voucher to give me a 'two for the price of one' entry to Bolsover Castle. We don't often visit stately homes (to see how our ancestral overlords lived) but we thought this might be interesting. Built...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cheap and time filler with an adventurous child. My 3 year old really enjoyed it and it didn't break the bank.

Thank Dan_Oliver1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited when there were lots of young schoolchildren visiting too, but despite this there was room for everyone. The views and garden were lovely. However, the fireplaces and pictures on the walls of the Little Castle were amazing. There was a large gift shop and...More

Thank Nickyhants
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was such a surprise - I did not expect to see so many paintings on the walls in the little castle and it was lovely that you could stay in each room as long as you liked to take them all in. The use...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to drive past - but don't! Built to impress in the 17th century, it certainly succeeded in the 21st. There are beautifully decorated rooms, all the usual domestic offices as well as an indoor riding school and stables. The views from the battlement walks...More

Thank Rosemary27652
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arriving at Bolsover we managed to park the car in the overflow car park which was close and easy access to the castle. The gift shop is well stocked and tea room looked lovely. We were offered an audio guide but declined as we like...More

Thank 492missa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike many historic castles which require much imagination to ‘see’ what life was like amongst crumbling remains, Bolsover Castle is startlingly easy to appreciate and understand. Even amongst its elegant ruins, the grandeur of the place and the spectacular views provide superb visions of times...More

Thank deborahhudson2
Reviewed 1 week ago

A top English Heritage Castle site. A short walk from the free car park and you enter the castle grounds via a shop and cafe building. The site consists of both ruins and and a well established smaller castle. The views from the castle are...More

Thank andrewpeterbaker7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the castle with my young family during a special medieval event. There was plenty of parking, as an additional car park in the town was made available (only a short walk from the castle). They had a cafe for sandwiches and drinks, but...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this place, shows true heritage and amazing views of lovely UK. would definitely visit again . marvellous paintings .

Thank Thabasam A
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13 August 2018|
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Response from MrsRGH | Reviewed this property |
Think it’s designated areas only check with them direct/on English Heritage website
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17 April 2018|
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Response from Ian A | Reviewed this property |
There's a large car park across from the castle. It has a couple of bays for coaches. Contact Bolsover District Council for more info.