AboutThis romantic residence - built by Sir Charles Cavendish in 1612 and completed by his son William - is a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Chivalry. With glorious panoramic views over the Vale of Scarsdale, the Castle was designed as a fantasy house for entertainment and pleasure. Marvel at the fairytale Little Castle and its rich panelling, elaborate fireplaces and painted ceilings and learn about Bolsover's rich past - and a royal visit in 1634! Explore the atmospheric ruined Terrace Range and the enchanting Venus Garden with its secluded love seats and intriguing statues. See the most important 17th Century riding house in the country - where Sir William trained his horses in disciplined manoeuvres (the forerunner of the sport of dressage). An audio trail is included in the admission price.
The Little Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users but the grounds are all accessible on level, impacted gravel paths. Some steps but alternative routes are available. Tactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre and extensive use of sound for visually impaired visitors, and audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price for hearing impaired visitors.
A guided tour of the site which lasts for about 1 ½ hours is available for groups of 15 to 25 people per tour guide.
Bolsover Cundy House
This charming cottage-like 17th century conduit house, with vaulted stone-slab roof, once supplied water to Bolsover Castle.
NON GIFT AID
Conc – 9.20
Child – 6.10
Family – 26.50
Adult – 11.30
Conc – 10.20
Child – 6.80
Family – 29.40
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
- Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2016
- Other Awards English Heritage 2016
- English Heritage Property
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Free Parking
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Disabled access
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
|Season (18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Season (27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Wednesday - Saturday||10:00||- 16:00*|
|Sunday - Monday||Closed*|
|Season (2 Jan 2018 - 12 Feb 2018)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed*|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
|Season (13 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018)|
|Tuesday - Friday||10:00||- 16:00*|
|Saturday - Sunday||Closed*|
* 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
Map & 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.
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
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.
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.