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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Santa visit 9 Dec 2017

Very very disappointed, we paid over twenty pounds for couple to take our grandson to see Santa... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lynne H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Attractive ruins and a castle

Stopped here on a very cold Sunday. Somehow being at a castle when it is very cold gives a real... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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).
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (177 reviews)
“riding school” (52 reviews)
“audio guide” (93 reviews)
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Bolsover Castle Castle Bungalows Castle Street, Bolsover S44 6PR, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

Very very disappointed, we paid over twenty pounds for couple to take our grandson to see Santa. There was nothing to see in the castle !!! All the rooms empty. Just few decorations. It did not feel Christmassy at all. It was a total rip...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a very cold Sunday. Somehow being at a castle when it is very cold gives a real sense of atmosphere. There is limited parking around the castle, but the village may contain more. Lucky to get a space. Very clean toilets with...More

Thank lutnabut
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very cold day when we visited The Castle, would have liked to spend more time in The Gallery and Garden, the cold weather prevented that-The Little Castle was very interesting, glad we had the audio tour as not a lot of additional...More

Thank gailee272
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a family of three generations and all eight of us (aged from 1-70) enjoyed our time here. There is a lot of things to see and do that I'd suggest setting aside a minimum of 2-3 hours to look around all...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Bolsover Castle before but we decided to see what it looked like in the dark at Halloween. Firstly, we saw nobody on the dodgems or the big wheel. Too expensive methinks?? Burgers and hotdogs from the beastly BBQ was also overpriced. Interesting...More

Thank tony r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took two primary school age children at half term. The castle is free to English Heritage members. The castle has a mix of bare rooms and some with furniture. The EH volunteers are really enthusiastic and helped our grandchildren to spot unusual features. Whilst...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely day out with the family which included 2 boys age 4 and 11 and my husband. The company who were providing the Halloween entertainment - stories and potion making were very good indeed and our boys loved this. One of the guides was very...More

Thank Rachw1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving home on the m1 and saw the sign for the castle and thought why not......on entry nice shop cafe and loos castle and grounds we're impressive and fun demos for the kids to get involved in and a nice play ground too

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are fasinated by history then go to bolsover castle and look at the history of the place, and learn the history of the area

Thank Geihore R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven past this castle hundreds of times on my journey's up the M1 and finally got round to visiting the place in October. It's a truly excellent castle housing both a ruin (my personal favourite) a fitted out equestrian area and the superbly maintained...More

Thank BaggieMark1964
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Jane A
30 April 2017|
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Response from bahiggs | Reviewed this property |
£9.50 for over 60s free if member of English Heritage or Cadw
Ghada H
26 March 2017|
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Response from Shivvi89 | Reviewed this property |
£10.80 for an adult
15 March 2017|
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Just week ends till end of March Them April 1st every day