Bolsover Castle

  • Be bowled over by Bolsover
  • Bolsover Castle - a great family day out
Enter the wonderful world of William Cavendish at Bolsover Be bowled over by Bolsover Views across the Vale of Scarsdale from Bolsover Castle Bolsover Castle - a great family day out

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!

Don't Miss

  • Furniture and cabinets now in place in key rooms inside the Little Castle - they really bring it to life!
  • Our new exhibition in the stables, with a fascinating film about Cavendish and the castle
  • A leisurely stroll around our fully restored wall walk above the fountain garden
  • Our brand new outdoor play area
  • Cavalier Horsemanship horse displays every weekend from April - September

Events At Bolsover Castle

  • Knights and Princesses Academy

    Mon 9 - Fri 13 Feb 2015

    Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.

Prices and opening times


Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire - S44 6PR (Directions)


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