Bolsover Castle

  • Bolsover Castle - a great family day out
Enter the wonderful world of William Cavendish at Bolsover Join us for exciting events | this summer! 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

  • Cavalier Horsemanship

    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

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

    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.

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.


Suitable for weddings and corporate functions

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