Ok, let’s get tea and then we’re coming straight back, right? – JD, 5
On Saturday morning, after a trip to the cinema, we jumped on a train to Chesterfield (33 minutes) and took a short bus ride (6 miles) to the stunning Bolsover Castle.
Entering through the bright and airy cafe on an exceptionally sunny day, we were greeted by the beautiful buildings you see in the photographs below.
From ruins to reconstructions, there is plenty to see.
And the view of the Vale of Scarsdale, which surrounds the site, is utterly incredible.
Of the castles we’ve visited in the past, the majority are just shells, or have been rebuilt relatively recently after fires, bombings or destructive uprisings. Bolsover, however, has a little castle with rooms still in tact, and it’s quite breathtaking.
The grounds between the two main buildings are beautifully kept, and as they are walled all the way round, the kids had a chance to run free. JD was rather amused by the fountain in the middle.
All in all, we had a really lovely day and will definitely be going back again.
Contact Bolsover Castle
- Address – Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6PR
- Site Telephone – 01246 822844
- Customer Services – 0870 333 1181
- Tourist Information – Chesterfield: 01246345777
Opening times over the summer
- Monday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Tuesday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Wednesday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Thursday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Friday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Saturday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Sunday – 10:00 – 17:00
- Member – Free
- Adult – £8.50
- Child (5-15 years) – £5.10
- Concession – £7.70
- Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £22.10
- Overseas Visitor Pass Available
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