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Bolingbroke Castle

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Immerse yourself in historic imaginations!

I was expecting to see the ruins of a castle but this site is more than a ruin. The walls of the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Kerry B
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Bassingham, United Kingdom
An interesting piece of English history - and completely free

On our holiday we had spent a lot of time on beaches, at splash parks and in arcades and I wanted... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Tris1976
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Castleside Moat Ln, Old Bolingbroke PE23 4HH, England
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All reviews henry iv information boards english heritage lovely place for a picnic round the site nice stroll great little place well worth a visit free entry couple of hours ruins birthplace moat outline illustrations immersed cars
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I was expecting to see the ruins of a castle but this site is more than a ruin. The walls of the old castle can be clearly followed and one can imagine it's historic past aided by the informative boards, complete with illustrations, which take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

On our holiday we had spent a lot of time on beaches, at splash parks and in arcades and I wanted to see a bit of history. Bolingbroke Castle (although there is not much left of it) was a great little place to visit. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tris1976
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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