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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 - 1404 reviews1404 reviews
Bolsover Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
General Admission£12.50 per adult
General Admission£11.30 per concession
General Admission£7.50 per child
General Admission£32.50 per family

English Heritage members, child under 5 and overseas visitor pass - Free

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups - Must be pre-booked

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Oct 2019 - 4 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Season (30 Mar 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00

* Last admission one hour before closing. Please call to check.
24-25 Dec Closed

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    773
  • Very Good
    460
  • Average
    114
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • karinya247
    Cavalry Horse Display
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th October 2019
    We'd been promising ourselves to visit Bolsover Castle for years - and yesterday, we finally managed it - and found that it would be the last day of the season for a display of the Cavalry Horses... Read full review
  • Hoofoowan
    Ripon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely piece of history...
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th October 2019
    We took our parents as part of a Birthday day out and got to see the horses do a cavalry display whilst there. We parked in the village not far from the castle and this was free to park. Our parents... Read full review
  • pluckychris
    Bolsover Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 11th October 2019
    An interesting mix of buildings and ruins spanning a significant period of history. The castle looking building is fascinating and very picturesque with wonderful views. The childrens playground and... 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.

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