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Bolingbroke Castle

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Ruins of a Royal birthplace

Found this place on English Heritage website and realised that was not far away from here on a day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ben C
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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
Free entry.English Heritage.

Interesting pictorial / information on how the castle would have looked.Although a ruin more... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
gdr2342016
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Castleside Moat Ln, Old Bolingbroke PE23 4HH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place on English Heritage website and realised that was not far away from here on a day out. Off the roadside and with little parking, it is still worth finding somewhere to stop to take a few minutes to wander round - its...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Spent a couple of hours here, more ruins than a castle. Parking very limited and keep man eye on children due to steep hills.Some information around the site and a nice stroll round the site and nice place to relax. No toilets or drink facilities....More

Thank johngettings2017
Reviewed 18 June 2018

In village of Old Bolingbroke, off the beaten track. Famous as the birthplace of Henry IV. Parking for 2 cars on bend in small road adjacent to castle. Plenty of information boards dotted about. Remaining walls very rarely more than 6ft high. Bit hazardous for...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Interesting pictorial / information on how the castle would have looked.Although a ruin more remained than I had expected.The moat can be still be seen. Entry is free but not much parking space.Some hazzards to be aware of if taking young children.

Thank gdr2342016
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I guess this is best viewed from above but lacking a helicopter (or really long stepladder) it's still a wonderful place to walk around. The turrets are easily imagined and it still has it's moat. It really will be lovely when they've finished building it!

Thank TeaWithQ
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Living a long time ago - this could be home for me. Instead we can all use our imagination - a perfect place for young children to play and mums and dads enjoy tge peace and quiet. (Young children take care of tge deep ponds...More

Thank sarah11111430
Reviewed 14 February 2018

English Heritage have signed these ruins well, and it is easy to visualise how the castle may have been all those years ago. Why it was built here, not even really on a mound, is a bit of a mystery. As it is a ruin,...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Its always nice to see old castles, and think of all the history that surrounds it. Bolingbroke Castle was the birthplace of Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke ) and was "Slighted" in the English Civil War, its very close to the Village of Old Bolingbroke. Not...More

Thank stormcrow
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Wow, I mean this place is old ! A whole bunch of antique rocks half buried in the ground. They say it may have been a castle and I am inclined to believe them. Where I come from this place would be in a museum...More

Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is an English heritage site of some beautiful old castle ruins , there are information board's dotted about the place so you can really imagine how it would have been . It would be a lovely place for a picnic.

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