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 School.
There is plenty to do for all the family in the Discovery Centre with its fascinating audio-visual displays, and extensive grounds to explore with lots of green space for a family picnic. And with panoramic views over the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover has everything you need for a fun day out in Derbyshire.
Each weekend expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music Bolsover's Riding House - don't miss these spectacular horse displays!
Cavendish's Horses Return!
Sat 25 & Sun 26 May 2013
For the first time in over three centuries visitors will witness breathtaking displays of the advanced dressage techniques championed by William Cavendish. Every weekend from Easter until September unique performances will take place twice daily.
Clash of Knights!
Sun 26 & Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Join us for the ultimate competitive historical combat as 4 teams each of 12 fully armoured Knights attempt to emerge victorious from a recreated Crest Melee. Watch as the Combatants fight with Shield and Club in a genuine contest of skill and strength.
Time Travellers Go... Knight and Princess School
Tue 28 - Fri 31 May 2013
Give that toy sword a whirl or put on your prettiest dress and head back in time for activities on a medieval theme. Transform yourself into a noble lord in squire training, and even try on armour in our academy for budding knights and princesses.
Prices and opening times
Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire - S44 6PR
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions