Bolsover Castle

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Bolsover Castle was built by the Peverel family in the 12th century, and 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.

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Garden:7.3/10
Stone castle:6.1/10
Popularity rank: #176

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In Bolsover, 6 miles (9.6 km) East of Chesterfield on A632. Off M1 at junction29 (signposted)

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Opening times (1 April - 30 June, 1 September - 1 November):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 14:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 17:00

Opening times (1 July - 31 August):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 18:00

Opening times (2 November - 31 March):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 16:00--10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00

Prices:
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£6.90£3.40£5.50£17.20

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