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Legendary Joust at Bolsover Castle

Type:Historical Event

Castle Street
Bolsover
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1537 reviews1537 reviews
Bolsover Castle and the Venus Garden

About

Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost. Our fearless fighters and their magnificent horses will charge at each other at full speed in and unforgettable display of chivalry and sheer courage. Choose your champion and cheer them on to victory – or console them in defeat.

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Guide Prices

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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 (27 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Saturday - Monday10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    841
  • Very Good
    496
  • Average
    127
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    33

Recent Reviews:

  • leebeme
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Allocate yourself plenty of time, theres loads to see and do
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th June 2022
    Came back again for fathers day, so surprised to find a medieval event going, so much fun N frolics. Read full review
  • Annamiriamcalvert
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great family visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th June 2022
    English heritage volunteers / staff are the best So friendly and welcoming Bolsover - an amazing place Good food served in the tea room Lovely place for children with a great play area for kids Read full review
  • russellmE7451AX
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Good trip with the family
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th June 2022
    Amazing and beautiful place , definitely worth the visit , my kids just loved it. It has is unique touch and the building is just breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this place. 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.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield 6 miles away.

Bus 1 or 1A from Chesterfield town centre, two each per hour.

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