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Bolsover Castle

Type:Historic House

Castle Street
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1440 reviews1440 reviews
Bolsover Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
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
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

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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

* Bolsover Castle will open on 4 July. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. Tickets are available now. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free but you still need to book in advance. There will be other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. Find out what to expect when you visit and how to book on our website.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    797
  • Very Good
    470
  • Average
    116
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • Sam N
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Different castle and wonderful views
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th July 2020
    Different 'castle'. This summer home of the Dukes of Newcastle and Portland is different in that it has a riding school, a ruined terrace and a Tudor/Stuart keep. Wonderful views from the terrace and... Read full review
  • Chris_skinner12
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Underwhelming
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th July 2020
    The views are the best part of what I would consider, an average castle trip. Stunning from a afar I admit; however, walking round took all of half an hour with very little in the way of information... Read full review
  • kakaboom
    London
    Small but well maintained site
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 8th August 2020
    We had an enjoyable couple of hours at Bolsover to break up a long car journey. It’s not the biggest site and certainly wouldn’t fill a whole day. One way systems currently in place and sanitiser... 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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