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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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