Bolsover Castle

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Important update from English Heritage
In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed in the interests of public health. It is now clear that we will not be able to re-open on 1 May as we had originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff and volunteers.

Highlights include outdoor large grassed areas which can be used by school groups for self booked activities, rooms within the 17th Century Terrace Range which includes the Dining Room and Long Gallery. Other key areas to be seen include the Little Castle, with its exquisite interior decoration, Wall Walk, Terrance Range and Riding House Range.

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Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The sumptuously painted walls and ceilings of the Little Castle, intricately carved fireplaces and the magnificent indoor Riding House. There is a new exhibition in the stables, with a fascinating film about Cavendish and the castle, plus Cavalier Horsemanship horse displays every weekend from April to September.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Large dedicated Education Room which can be booked
Parking is located 50 metres from entrance
Toilets are located in the Visitor Centre
There is a Discovery Centre in the stables with audio visual displays
Gift Shop
Fantastic interactive exhibition in the Riding House which introduces the site
Grassed picnic area with picnic benches
New outdoor play area

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Free bookable education room with tables and chairs is available to book.

Is there first aid on site?

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Site staff are First Aid trained

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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The Little Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users but interpretation boards are located in the Riding House. The 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 0370 333 0606 to discuss your requirements.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Please call us on 0370 333 0606 to discuss your requirements.

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