Facilities at Bolsover Castle

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    50 metres from entrance, with disabled and family parking spaces. Charge payable refunded on admission. A new token system will be in place for visitors shortly. Additional (free) parking is available in Bolsover itself, including some just to the left of the Castle.

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    There is a large café with lovely views of the Riding House. It serves hot and cold meals, sandwiches and soup. If you would like something lighter, we have delicious homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks. A vegetarian choice is available and we can make sandwiches to order if required.

    A selection of ice-creams and sweets is also available in the visitor centre.

    See our Food and Drink page for more details of what we offer at Bolsover Castle.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our large grassed, picnic area with its lovely view of the Riding House. Picnic benches provided.

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    Shop

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    Our shop sells a wide selection of English Heritage gifts, including jams and chutneys; toys and books; stationery and cards; heritage related collectables and much more.

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    Toilets

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    Toilets, including toilets for those with limited mobility, are located in the visitor centre and next to the Riding House. Baby changing facilities available.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads welcome in the grounds only. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the Little Castle or at the Cavalier Horsemanship displays.

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    Exhibition

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    Visit the introductory exhibition in the stables.

    Watch the dramatic introductory film that demonstrates the vast history of Bolsover Castle then get hands-on and turn wheels in the exhibition to reveal intriguing facts about the site - from the architecture, to the people and politics of its past.

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    Small, circular sheltered walled garden with seasonal 1630s period planting around the edges and a gentle Venus fountain in the centre.

    There is plenty of room for children and families to run around and play, or to have a peaceful stroll. You are welcome to play ball games and fly kites but please do this away from the main buildings and castle itself.

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    Audio Tours

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    Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price (subject to availability at busy times and may not be available on event days). The tour covers the whole site, from the entrance right through the Little Castle.

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    Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Toilets with baby changing facilities located in the visitor centre and next to the Riding House.

    Children's Audio Tour

    Yes.

    Child Sized Portions

    Yes.

    Highchairs

    Two highchairs available in the café.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    Our wooden outdoor play area has been designed to look like a mini-Bolsover Castle and has swings, a slide and wooden 'battlements' and towers. Situated right outside the café it's the perfect place for the kids to let off steam while you sit quietly with a cup of tea.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Yes.

    Toy/Dressing Up Box

    Dressing-up box located in the Riding House.

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    Family Learning

    Plenty of things to do for families and children. Please see our events page for a fun-filled family day out.

    Interpretation for Children

    Family-friendly exhibition and education section.

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    Foreign Language Guidebooks

    Some information available in French and German. Please ask in the visitor centre for details.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

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Bolsover Castle

Address
Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
Telephone
01246 822844
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