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.
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.
Wheelchair LoanMobility Scooter LoanSite FoldersAccessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessThe Little Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users but interpretation boards are located in the Riding House.Entrance/Set DownVisitors with limited mobility may be set down outside the visitor centre. No need to book in advance.Disabled ParkingYes, 50m from the entranceOnsite TransportNo.StairsThere 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 AccessNo.Seating and Rest PointsThere are benches dotted around the site.Pathways: Surface and GradientsGrounds 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 ToiletingNo
Braille GuidesBraille SignageHandrailsAccessible ToiletsTorchesAssistance Dogs WelcomeSensory ExperiencesTactile exhibits and extensive use of sound.Audio ToursYesSite ToursAudio tour only.Handling ObjectsNo Information AvailableTactile ModelsTactile models in the site's Discovery Centre.Areas of Low LightingLow light in the cellar of the Little Castle.Colour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo.Dog Bowl and ToiletingNo
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAssistance Dogs WelcomeInduction LoopsAt the Visitor Centre.Audio Installation TranscriptsYesDog Bowl and ToiletingNo
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryBasic language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialNo Information AvailableLarge Print MaterialNo.Dyslexia Friendly MaterialNo Information AvailableSensory ExperiencesTactile exhibits and extensive use of sound.Handling ObjectsNo Information Available
Easy-use CutleryBottle/Food WarmingChild Size PortionsHighchairsSpecial DietsA vegetarian choice is available and we can make sandwiches to order.
Health and Safety
Deep WaterNo Information AvailableTrip HazardBeware rabbit holes!Sheer DropThere are sheer drops outside the castle walls.Slip HazardSome areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeNo Information AvailableSteep StairsSome of the historic steps are narrow and uneven.Beware of TrafficNo Information AvailableUneven GroundThe grounds are generally uneven throughout the site.