Bolsover Castle

  • Bolsover Castle - a great family day out
Enter the wonderful world of William Cavendish at Bolsover Help St George fight the dragon at | at our brilliant event! Join us for Cavalier Horsemanship Displays | every weekend Bolsover Castle - a great family day out

Please note that the bedchamber, heaven closet and elysium closet in the Little Castle will be closed for the day on Monday 28th May while we lay down new period-fitting carpet. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

  • St George's Day

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

    Witness the ultimate showdown as gallant St George takes on his arch nemesis in England’s most legendary battle.

  • Siege!

    Sun 04 & Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

    Charge into the awesome spectacle of Bolsover Castle under attack. Take cover!

  • Cavalier Horsemanship (11am)

    Sat 10 and Sun 11 May 2014

    Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th Century costume put horses through their paces to Baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Prices and opening times


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


For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.


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