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Bolsover Castle

Type:Historic House

Castle Street
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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Bolsover Castle

About

This hilltop castle was built as a fashionable retreat for 17th-Century courtiers to entertain influential guests. Now its reputation for revelry lives on as we entertain you and your family.

Every inch a lavish party palace, where once moustached gentlemen caroused alongside bejewelled ladies. Enjoy the labyrinth of rooms, carved marble fireplaces, beautifully painted ceilings and richly coloured wall paintings.

Outside head up to walk the walls surrounding the fountain garden or wander the romantic ruined terrace range.

The Riding school, where one-time owner William Cavendish trained his horses, is amongst the finest in the country. Try to time your visit to enjoy a display of Cavalier horsemanship.

Kids can grab a multimedia guide jam-packed with fun games, bite-sized information and extra insights. They can dress up in costumes and take to the stage in a room dedicated to theatrics. Or let them run riot in our children’s play area, built like a mini Little Castle.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 Adult, (up to 3 children)£20.20 per adult
Adult£12.60 per adult
Adult Donation£13.90 per adult
Child (5-17 years)£7.60 per child
Child Donation£8.40 per child
Family (2 adults + 3 children)£32.80 per family
Family Donation£36.20 per family
Family Donation£22.30 per adult
Student / Over 65s£11.30 per concession
Student / Over 65s Donation£12.50 per concession

English Heritage members, child under 5 and overseas visitor pass - Free
You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit.

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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 (7 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Season (21 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      838
    • Very Good
      494
    • Average
      127
    • Poor
      38
    • Terrible
      33

    Recent Reviews:

    • railway_chap
      Glossop, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      17th century gem
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th May 2022
      Interesting 17th century house with some amazing internal wall paintings and decorations, marbled fireplaces and panelling. Good views from the walls and the riding school buildings are interesting... Read full review
    • Pam D
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Looks impressive from afar but ....
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 18th May 2022
      Castle looks great from afar on hilltop. But hardly anything to look at inside. Shells of large open buildings and the main castle part still standing but nothing at all inside except a couple of... Read full review
    • Christine H
      Barnsley, United Kingdom
      Bolsover Castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th May 2022
      Wonderful day at Bolsover Castle. Fascinating history, brought to life by our guide (Chris). Good cafe and children's playground. 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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