Adventures In :: England - Bolsover Castle

Bolsover castle was one of the first places we went that started us on our country house and castle seeing journey. It's part of English Heritage, so it was where we first signed up for an English heritage membership.

Bolsover is a shell of what it once was, with access to one part, called the Little Castle, that shows some of it's former glory.
When we went it was pretty gloomy, but the rain held off enough for us to explore the ruins for a while. It made the place seem much more eery as we read the plaques telling us what each bare room used to be and look like. They give out audio guides as well which are handy and definitely add to the experience a you walk around the grounds. You can find more information on their website here if you'd like to visit. I just had a quick peek at what's going on there, and looks like they are doing major works to redo some parts, and restore the castle walls so people can walk around them. Looks like I'll have to pay another visit to see it once they've finished.

Have you ever been to Bolsover castle? 


Dannielle xx

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19 comments:

  1. Life's about compromise! He should surely agree to a small one.

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  2. I haven't been there but it looks really interesting. I like that part of it is in ruins and part is still intact. I'm definitely adding this to my to-visit list.

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  3. I was just there a month ago! We were in the area to go to the Chatsworth house. We really liked the castle! It was not very big but I liked how the decor in the rooms was still up. Made it easier to imagine people once living there.

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  4. What a beautiful looking place, well worth a visit! <3

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  5. I love your tree stand! i have never seen one like that before. Ours is clunky and made out of plastic but does the job for our seven foot tree. I like your idea of a tree for the office - I think I might just do that.

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  6. I did not have a chance to visit here when I was living in England, but these pictures remind me of my time in Bath. The color of the stone and weather - how quintessentially English!

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  7. I'd never heard about this place before. As I was scrolling through your photographs I was thinking the exact same thing - how eery it looks in dreary weather. But judging from the photograph of the old panelled room, I'm sure it was incredible before it fell into disrepair. Hopefully they do restore it to it's former glory, it would be a shame for to be completely destroyed!

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  8. I've never been but I love castles. There is this area in France called the Loire where there are some of the most amazing Middle Age and Renaissance castles I've ever seen with incredible gardens. I'd really love to go back one day.

    Adding Bolsover to my list :)

    xx
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  9. Aww so so pretty, I'm feeling super festive now <3

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  10. The compromise is no tree but I am allowed to put other Christmas decorations up :-)

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  11. it's a pretty neat place, lots of information too which I like.

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  12. Chatsworth is my favourite! Bolsover makes a change from the filled to the brim country houses.

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  13. I haven't gotten to bath yet, I can't wait to visit there though.

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  14. I think they are only restoring bits like the wall, and some parts that aren't open because they can't be. I quite like it is, you get little glimpses of how it used to be.

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  15. I really want to go around France more, and def see a castle! Germany looks to have some amazing ones as well.

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  16. We actually got it really cheeply at B&Q the first year we got our tree. I thought it was quite decorative though for what it is! It's glittery red.

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  17. Me too! This weekend I put all our decorations up that we had and made some new ones and wrapped presents. I like this being prepared early so that I can just enjoy the rest of the season now :)

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  18. I suppose that is better than nothing! Least you can't call him a total grinch :)

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