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Bolsover Castle

Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

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Bolsover Castle, Nottinghamshire

About

This hilltop castle was built as a fashionable retreat for 17th-Century courtiers to entertain influential guests. Now Bolsover Castle's reputation for revelry lives on entertaining you and your family.

Every inch a lavish party palace, where once moustached gentlemen caroused alongside bejewelled ladies. Enjoy the labyrinth of rooms, carved marble fireplaces, beautifully painted ceilings and richly coloured wall paintings. Outside head up to walk the walls surrounding the fountain garden or wander the romantic ruined terrace range.

The Riding school, where one-time owner William Cavendish trained his horses, is amongst the finest in the country. See the Riding School brought to life at one of Bolsover Castle's Cavalier Horsemanship displays set to evocative Baroque music (weekends April to beginning of October). The riders are clothed in the frills, feathers and high boots of the period and expertly demonstrate moves that we know today as dressage.

Kids can grab a multimedia guide jam-packed with fun games, bite-sized information and extra insights. They can dress up in costumes and take to the stage in a room dedicated to theatrics. Or let them run riot in the children’s play area, built like a mini Little Castle.

Rest your feet after exploring the castle in the fantastic café and treat yourself to a yummy sandwich, refreshing hot drink or tempting homemade cake. If it’s a lovely day, feel free to perch on a picnic bench or spread out your blanket and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the castle grounds.

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Guide Prices

FREE for members, although an additional charge may apply on some event days. Adult, Senior, Child and Family tickets available. Please see Bolsover Castle's website for more details. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle/

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Facilities

Other

  • Family Fun
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking (charge) - Charge payable refunded on admission.
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* From 10am daily 1 April - 3 November and weekends only in winter apart from school holidays when the Castle is open daily.
Please check Bolsover Castle's website for details: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 2019

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