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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Great family day out

This is one of the best English Heritage sites I've been to. We visited this week with our toddler... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toni B
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Amazing day

We visited Bolsover Castle not really knowing what to expect but the castle blew us away. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dee L
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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” (178 reviews)
“riding school” (55 reviews)
“audio guide” (96 reviews)
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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"overflow car park"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth a visit"
in 79 reviews
"civil war"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"wall walk"
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting history"
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"information boards"
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"entry fee"
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"play area"
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"interesting place"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best English Heritage sites I've been to. We visited this week with our toddler and all had a fantastic time. There is so much to see here, ranging from ruins to the well-preserved preserved Little Castle. The grounds are small...More

Thank Toni B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Bolsover Castle not really knowing what to expect but the castle blew us away. The parking situation is a bit of a pain but once we found a space and got into the castle itself it’s like stepping into a different world. The...More

Thank Dee L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a weekend where they had a 17th century horse show on. Free for members of English Heritage (which we are) and a small additional cost for the horse show which was excellent. A beautiful castle and one of the most complete we’ve...More

Thank Sarah I
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this castle on the way to our short break to Derbyshire. We have visited a fair few castles throughout Norfolk and Suffolk but found this to be by far the best. Not only are there lots of rooms that feel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvelllous half an hour as we were amazed by the horsemanship in the Manège. Two outstanding riders and horses. The castle is so well maintained with such views from the battements.

Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

English heritage have excelled themselves in the restoration of this wonderful place it is so interesting to see this absolute gem of a building The Menage, where William Cavendish trained his horses was so fascinating Quite an insight into Jacobean society for the very rich!!!

Thank colin a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been previously but some time ago. We went this time on an evening guided tour. This meant that we learnt far more about the castle and its history as well as its owners and occupants. One of the areas we visited that's not...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here recently, as mainly interested to see the famous riding house. This is impressive and the whole visit was very interesting, much more to see than I expected. Some is ruin and the interior of the castle that remains is very well restored and...More

Thank anna W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our grandaughter here as she loves playing a princess...as we approached her face said it all....and she loved walking around the grounds and epically inside the castle...it was great. Planning our return visit

Thank Debe J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here every year for the events, went to the fright night they had on. Was a great scary night and would definitely go again this year. As for day trips it's great for all ages as they have fun history days and offer tours...More

Thank Nicole J
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William G
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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Richard P
18 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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