Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Welcome to Bolsover Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click the button below.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Castle and grounds - The Little Castle, the Riding House and the upper Terrace Range will remain open with a one way system in place. Access may be restricted to certain areas.
  • Café - Take away food and drink will be available.
  • Play area - The play area is open.
  • Shop - The shop is open as usual.
  • Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual.
  • Summer Explorer Quest - This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure quest. Download your trail map here.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Bolsover Castle's indoor shop café and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.
Book your visit

Facilities

Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at Bolsover Castle, as well as other useful information.

Access

Look up Access information for your visit. We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding:

  • Mobility/Older Visitors
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Culinary/Dietary
  • Health and Safety

Group Visits

Find out what you need to know for Group Visits.

Look up what discounts there are for groups, as well as how to book your group visit, and see information about tours that may be available.

Frothy coffee in English Heritage's tearoom

Food and drink

Rest your feet after exploring the castle in our fantastic café and treat yourself to a yummy sandwich, refreshing hot drink or tempting homemade cake.

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