Bolsover Castle (Chesterfield) Reviews
Description:Location: Bolsover, 6 miles E of Chesterfield on A632 / Telephone: 01246 822844. / Set on a hilltop overlooking the ... more
Bolsover Castle (Chesterfield) ... Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover Castle enjoys panoramic views over the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Children will love the fairytale Little Castle, designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings. Visit the indoor Riding House where William, Duke of Newcastle indulged his passion for training horses in balletic movement. Wander round the beautiful Venus Garden, with its secluded love seats, 23 statues and fountain which plays again for the first time in centuries. There are also intriguing audio-visual displays to enjoy in the Discovery Centre.
Newest Review: ... early 17th centuries. The owners were also great lovers of horses, and the old stable blocks and riding area which they built are still mostly intact and can be viewed today. The ruins are surprisingly extensive and, whilst there are no towers to climb and or complete rooms, it will still take quite a while to wander around. Most of the main rooms have some well-written boards giving you ... more
Customer Bolsover Castle (Chesterfield) Reviews (3)
by - written on 08/05/12 (Very useful, 73 readings)
It's kind of hard to miss Bolsover Castle. Situated in the small, fairly non-descript village of Bolsover in Derbyshire it dominates the area. Sitting high on a hilltop and situated right on the hill edge, it is an impressive building and a fantastic castle to visit, whether your preference is for old, traditional style castles or something (slightly) more modern. Getting There -------------------- As noted above, Bolsover Castle dominates the area it is in, so it is hard to miss. Thankfully, it's also easy to get to by car. Simply follow the signs to Bolsover village from Chesterfield and the castle sits right on the edge of the town. The castle ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/08/08 (Very useful, 54 readings)
This is one of my favourites of the English Heritage venues, I have some wonderful memories of days out. A romantic date sat enjoying wine and roast chicken on the ballroom steps facing out over the countryside, a date watching the local re-enactment society and joining in the dancing and another time watching the travails of King Arthur by a performance group. Visibly towering over the surrounding countryside from its hilltop and visible from the M1 motorway, Bolsover occupies the site of a medieval castle built by the Peverel family shortly after the Norman Conquest. Sir Charles Cavendish purchased the old castle in 1612 and began renovation and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/11/07 (Very useful, 238 readings)
A while ago I produced a review about the town of Bolsover in Derbyshire. In it I mentioned the lovely castle that sits on the hill overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. We don't visit as often as we should, but I very lucky in that I get to help out at events (the most recent being the Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair), gaining me free entry to the grounds and castle. ~~~HOW TO GET THERE. We usually go to the castle from where we live in Chesterfield. Our normal methods of transport are either a shared taxi (costs about £8.00 from the town centre) or by bus (numbers 81 to 83 drop off at the centre of town and ... Read the complete review
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