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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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impressive castle

Large castle partially ruins, the main tower with fine murals and exhibitions over several floors... read more

Reviewed today
Purdysjp
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Derby
Well worth driving over to see it.

We are members of English Heritage but don't use the cards very often. We arrived just before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
UkMalcolmB
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Derbyshire, 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).
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (173 reviews)
“riding school” (53 reviews)
“audio guide” (91 reviews)
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
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"riding school"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"civil war"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"car park"
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"interesting history"
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"wall walk"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 27 reviews
"entry fee"
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"play area"
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"wall paintings"
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"interesting place"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed today

Large castle partially ruins, the main tower with fine murals and exhibitions over several floors. extensive shop audio tours and very pleasant cafe. fantastic views over surrounding countryside. large play area for kids to let of steam

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members of English Heritage but don't use the cards very often. We arrived just before opening and found a space in a nearby car park. We checked in and later discovered that we should have been offered audio guides, but it was not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Bolsover Castle on a few occasions now as fairly local and also being heritage members saving a pretty penny well worthwhile if you like your English castles and ruins Always found staff helpful and friendly, the grounds very clean and well maintained...More

Thank Can C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real treasure... Always new things to see and regular activities... Staff are also very pleasant and helpful.

Thank elwifey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is being renovated by The British Heritage Society and is a great example of how the noble class lived in years past.

Thank Harry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place to spend your day. 2-3 hours enough around the castle. A bit expensive if not English heritage member. Would definitely recommend

Thank Taher M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend, make sure you have a couple of hours free. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here, so glad we found it. Found it to be quite good value for money.

Thank boss333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing castle. So interesting to look around and nice you can actually go inside too.The grounds are immaculately kept. Plenty of information dotted around and you can have an audio headset if you like. The views from in front of the castle are breathtaking. This...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with wife and two kids (2.5 & 5.5 years old). Not been here for some time and never with children. Got there just before 11am. Both main (small) car parks were full and luckily spotted the small sign to the overflow which appeared to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcomed... hot sunny weather... made this visit. Staying with close friends our young families enjoyed exploring this rich English Historian castle. Can become very expensive if you pay full price on the day!

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Richard P
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.
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Mikeyorkie10
5 April 2018|
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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I would think it would be ok for your 9 year old. But not your 13 year old. If there not too keen on history and walking around the grounds, maybe visit on a day that there is an event on. Which should be on their website
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