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Bolsover Castle

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Philip Michael Stretton wrote a review Nov 2020
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom2 contributions
Myself wife and four children aged 3_10 years old went for the Spooktacular event costing £47 we only live 8 miles away there were people from Leeds Birmingham and London shortly after arriving it started well an victorian undertaker and wife telling spooky stories about castle and judging fancy dress we were given a sheet to find clues dotted around grounds to find a witches name but other than that no decor not even one pumpkin just like an ordinary visit although we did more on a previous visit with kids being taught how to march and watched gunpowder being made could have paid £3.50 to park and visited Rufford Country Park and done halloween trail not next year I'm afraid at least we only travelled 8 mile
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Date of experience: October 2020
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wgeddert wrote a review Nov 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom76 contributions12 helpful votes
Amazing views from the castle. We visited on a cold wet day, so did not linger too much and regrettably have not had much chance to fully appreciate the outdoor areas. Maybe, compared to other castles, the entrance fee is a bit high (for paying visitors rather than on English Heritage membership). Good for a visit if in the vicinity.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tarn_10 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We visited in the day and then returned for the ghost walk in the evening. It is a lovely setting and atmospheric in the dark. We spent about an hour on each occasion, which was just about right. The ghost walk was fun- something different for us. The staff and volunteers were extremely friendly and helpful, making it an enjoyable visit overall.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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James H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Visited Bolsover Castle for the first time last night to attend the ghost walk and was not disappointed, from the minute the very authentic lady approached our group I brought in to the whole evening. Never breaking character and incredibly knowledgeable and informative I was hooked from the very start, a brilliant, spooky, educational and down right fun time was had by all!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jackie583 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom24 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited for the ghost walk and have never visited the castle before. We were greeted by friendly employees, who showed us where to go. We went outside to wait for the tour to begin. There was a large number of people in a small patio terrace without masks. We were unable to hear the guide at some points as she was quite quiet and we were in open grounds. There were 6 stops in total.We enjoyed hearing about the ghost sightings and a bit of history. At some points it felt like we were on a conveyor belt, a little rushed. Information was great, experience was ok. We paid £15 for a 40 minute ghost walk. I would not pay that price for this experience again. I would like to know how much Bolsover charged in previous years for ghost walks? Covid regulations - no test and trace in any form asked on arrival- I only scanned on the app as I came across a QR code in the gift shop after the tour. I guess they have details from prebooking tickets, however I think it would be beneficial to be offered on arrival. -social distancing not adhered to, especially when people are trying to hear the guide talk. We felt uncomfortable so we wore masks for the whole tour. - signage clearly states that only 6 allowed in gift shop...everyone from the tour was herded in at the same time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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