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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 audio guide riding school gift shop overflow car park civil war well worth a visit surrounding countryside wall walk interesting history couple of hours entry fee information boards play area interesting place sunny day riding house
Certainly one of the Jewels of Derbyshire
Spectacular history and spectacular views over the Vale of Scarsdale. Bolsover Castle hosts many events throughout the year too which I regularly attend with my family. Definitely a place to visit.
Perhaps we made a mistake? We don't usually like to use audio guides because we like to go at our own pace and use our eyes. We were offered them but I have no idea if there was a charge or not, possibly because a...More
We arrived early and parked behind the community centre right by the castle - lots of space and free. A very short walk to the stables and castle itself all on flat ground.
The audio guide is worth taking but s guide inside the castle...More
I have to say the visit to Bolsover Castle was very underwhelming. The views from the castle are worth seeing. The castle itself is mainly ruins apart from the 'little' castle.
I always base my reviews on value for money and after paying £12.50 i...More
This is an English Heritage site and obviously free to members. Otherwise adult admission is £11.30, a child £6.80 and a concession price is £10.20 (Dec. 2018 prices).
The car park was free for all, but not very big. As we drove in there was...More
This is quite an interesting castle to visit and it is relatively intact although it was built primarily for entertainment.
The keep is intact and has some decorative features. The other buildings are roofless but the walls are intact,
The views from this castle are...More
I've been to a few of these and many can be rather souless. Bolsolver castle managed not only to be quite magical but Santa was both engaging with his story of robin and both gentle and absolutely hilarious with the children...I had tears in my...More
A good and interesting place to spend a few hours. Children can explore and there is a play park, child friendly, cafeteria and clean toilets.
Great views from the castle on a fine day and an interesting tour.
There are two small car parks, one...More