There's a fairytale quality to Bolsover Castle that makes it a firm favourite with anyone looking for a great value day out in the East Midlands. Highlights include the sumptuously painted walls and ceilings of the Little Castle, intricately carved fireplaces and the magnificent indoor Riding House.
Enter the wonderful world of Sir William Cavendish for spectacular castle rooms, cavalier capers and horsing around as Bolsover Castle takes you back to the 1630's like never before! Over the winter of 2013/14, Bolsover Castle underwent an exciting £1.3million project of building, furnishing and interpretation. Come and see the new Bolsover Castle for yourself!
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jul 2014
Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume putting horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.
Muskets and Masques: Charles I at Bolsover
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014
Prepare your bow and perfect your curtsey as you meet King Charles I on his royal visit to Bolsover Castle.
Love’s Welcome at Bolsover
Join us as we embark on a faithful reproduction of the entertainment written and performed for King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria's visit to Bolsover Castle in 1634.
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Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire - S44 6PR
For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions