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Bolsover Castle

Type:Castle

Castle Street
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 925 reviews925 reviews
Bolsover Castle

Guide Prices

NON GIFT AID
Adult –10.20
Conc – 9.20
Child – 6.10
Family – 26.50

GIFT AID
Adult – 11.30
Conc – 10.20
Child – 6.80
Family – 29.40

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS VistEngland VAQAS 2016
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016

Facilities

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Parking

  • Free Parking

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Opening Times

Season (27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*
Season (2 Jan 2018 - 12 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Season (13 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
SaturdayClosed*
Season (18 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Last admission one hour before closing. Part of the Castle may close for one hour if an event is booked. Please call to check.
24-26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan Closed

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    497
  • Very Good
    313
  • Average
    80
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • twiddlybits
    Leicestershire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing Cavendish 'Little Castle' Home of Horse Dressage
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th April 2017
    The early 17th Century Little Castle as it is known was built on the neglected ruins of a 11th Century castle, Charles Cavendish completed most of the structured building but died only a few years... Read full review
  • John B
    Colne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great ruined castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th April 2017
    Visited Chatsworth House many times but never been here. My loss - if you like ruins this is superb. Fairly costly but headphones etc are included in the price although at my advanced age I'd prefer... Read full review
  • MrsE1
    Seaham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Castle a maze of rooms
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
    Great castle to explore. It's a maze of rooms with doors and entrances all over, easy to get lost in, it's brilliant. The Cavendish horse display was lovely too. Good coffee shop selling the usual... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North (follow brown signs)
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 1st exit off roundabout (Markham Road). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). Follow road to next roundabout and take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for approx 1 mile and, at roundabout, take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

From South (follow brown signs)
Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 3rd exit off roundabout (Markham Road). Follow road under M1 and, at roundabout go straight on. At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane), then follow route from North.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway. At roundabout take 4th exit (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (29A), then follow route from South

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road, going straight on at traffic lights, for about 1 mile and, at traffic lights (Royal Hospital) go straight on. Follow road, going straight on at mini roundabout, for approx 1¼ miles to traffic lights and go straight on. At roundabout take 3rd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

Accessible by Public Transport: Chesterfield station is 4 miles away.

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