Bolsover Castle Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
The Little Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users but interpretation boards are located in the Riding House.

Terrace Range, Venus Garden and parts of Riding House and Stables have level access with good viewpoints. Disabled access to some parts of the Riding House and Terrace Range is subject to seasonal changes, please call 01246 822844 in advance of your visit for further details.

Entrance/Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility may be set down outside the visitor centre. No need to book in advance.
Disabled Parking
Yes, 50m from the entrance
Onsite Transport
No.
Stairs
There are 107 steps up to the top of the Little Castle and 100 down to the bottom. There are also some small steps within the castle.
Lift Access
No.
Seating and Rest Points
There are benches dotted around the site.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Grounds are all accessible, with routes around the property on level, impacted gravel paths. There are some steps but alternative routes are available.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
Tactile exhibits and extensive use of sound.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Audio tour only.
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Tactile Models
Tactile models in the site's Discovery Centre.
Areas of Low Lighting
Low light in the cellar of the Little Castle.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
Yes
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
At the Visitor Centre.
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No Information Available
Large Print Material
No.
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No Information Available
Sensory Experiences
Tactile exhibits and extensive use of sound.
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
Yes
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
A vegetarian choice is available and we can make sandwiches to order.
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
Beware rabbit holes!
Sheer Drop
There are sheer drops outside the castle walls.
Slip Hazard
Some areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
No Information Available
Steep Stairs
Some of the historic steps are narrow and uneven.
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
The grounds are generally uneven throughout the site.

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Bolsover Castle

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Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
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