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    Welcome to Bolsover

    This historic and traditional English town is brimming with heritage and boasts an imposing castle, independent shops and friendly places to eat and drink.

    Check out our guide on how to spend 48 hours in Bolsover and discover everything from circular walks to amazing attractions with breathtaking views, peaceful beauty spots and hidden courtyard.

    A market town with a rich and interesting history, Bolsover is a place full of hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered.

    The town is perhaps best known for the fairy-tale Bolsover Castle, which stands high above the town. Even though it looks like a castle, it's actually an elegant 17th century mansion that was designed to entertain and impress!

    Seemingly hidden away as you approach but once inside you can spend the day exploring rooms and the old ruins discovering hidden places. The castle includes an impressive wall walk with panoramic views, an indoor Riding School (which hosts spectacular dressage displays), and numerous impressive rooms.

    Other nearby attractions include the National Trust's Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan gem built by the formidable Bess of Hardwick in the 1500s, and Creswell Crags, which charts life during the last Ice Age and is home to Britain's only Ice Age cave art!

    Bolsover is also bursting with specialist shops and vibrant events, including the annual Bolsover Food and Drink Festival. The town has a host of independent cafes, pubs and restaurants serving local produce, plus the unique shopping court of Old Bolsover Yard where you can discover hidden gems ranging from local beer to floristry and crafts.

    Markets in Bolsover are held in Cotton Street on Tuesdays and Friday (8.30am-1pm), with a flea market from 8.30am-1pm on Thursdays.

    Bolsover is situated on the edge of the Peak District, with fast access to the M1, the town of Chesterfield and the city of Sheffield. Offering the perfect balance between town and country, it also offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including horse riding, cycling and walking.

    In The Area



    Bolsover Castle

    This hilltop castle was built as a fashionable retreat for 17th-Century courtiers to entertain influential guests. Now its reputation for revelry…


    Dobbies Garden Centre – Barlborough

    Popular Garden Centre with a large restaurant, coffee bar and a stylish outdoor terrace.


    Greenwell Cottage

    A stylish three-storey property renovated to a high standard, boasting bespoke features among original character, nestled in the hustle and bustle of…


    Cundy House

    The Cundy House was built in the early 17th century to provide a water supply for Bolsover Castle


    Old Bolsover Yard

    The yard provides a number of craft workshops for new & up & coming businesses, as well as a Gallery.


    East Midlands Designer Outlet

    With more than 65 stores, cafes and restaurants, McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet is the leading designer outlet in the Derbyshire and…


    Hardwick Old Hall

    Hardwick Old Hall is currently closed for conservation. If you are visiting National Trust Hardwick Hall, please make sure to check their website for…


    The School House Restaurant

    The Schoolhouse and its menu have been lovingly designed to intrigue and excite, while showcasing the best in local produce.


    The Pump House

    Welcome to our tea rooms in the heart of Bolsover. We sit in our renovated 18th Century cottage on the Market Place in Bolsover Town centre.


    Hardwick Hall

    Home to one of the most influential women in the Elizabethan realm, Hardwick Hall is the culmination of the personality and ambition of its builder…


    Barlborough Links Golf Club

    A 9-hole course and driving range situated near Chesterfield.


    Pleasley Pit Country Park and Mining Museum

    As its name suggests, the Pleasley Pit Country Park is a reclaimed colliery site. It’s now a Local Nature Reserve with a wide variety of habitats for…

    Events in Bolsover


    Bolsover Lantern Parade and Christmas Festival

    The Christmas Festival and the Lantern Parade is filled with exciting stalls and visitors brightening the town.

    Our great itineraries

    Castles, Markets & Spires

    Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

    Trails near Bolsover

    Bolsover Town Walk

    This short walk takes you through the ancient streets of Bolsover to discover the treasures often hidden in plain sight.

    Bolsover to Carr Vale Nature Reserve - Walking…

    This lovely walk takes you out of Bolsover on quiet footpaths, offering wonderful views over the surrounding open countryside.

    Bolsover Castle to Sutton Scarsdale Hall walk

    This countryside walk starts and ends in the market town of Bolsover and links together two historically significant buildings, Bolsover Castle and…

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