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Bolsover Castle

Type:Castle

Castle Street
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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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 (18 Feb 2019 - 29 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Season (30 Mar 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
Season (1 Oct 2019 - 4 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    712
  • Very Good
    425
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • pmorris99
    Seaham, United Kingdom
    Nice historic building
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th March 2019
    Lots of history in this partially derelict Castle. It’s separated into the little castle, the stables and the original fortified elements. Charles 1st 1st had horses trained here. The view from the... Read full review
  • busterSolihull
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Although Partly Ruined...Still Worth The Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st March 2019
    This castle was built in 1600's by the Cavendish Family and most of it slighted by the Parliamentarian during the Civil war and fell to a ruinous state. Sir William Cavendish then rebuilt in the... Read full review
  • lopi182015
    England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Amazing place
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st March 2019
    Really nice place to go to, spend there about 3 hours. Really pretty place to go out with family, really small car park 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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