Bolsover Castle

  • Bolsover Castle - a great family day out
Enter the wonderful world of William Cavendish at Bolsover Scare yourself silly | with our horrid Halloween events Join us for Cavalier Horsemanship Displays | every weekend 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

  • Ghosts and Ghouls

    Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

    Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at Bolsover Castle.

  • Creepy Castle at Night

    Fri 31 Oct & Sat 01 Nov 2014

    Have you got what it takes to brave the castle after dark? Discover dastardly deeds and freaky fun around every corner!

  • Ghost Tours

    Sat 29 Nov 2014

    Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only).

Prices and opening times


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


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