The castle is very well laid out and we took a free audio tour which was very informative and educational for us all. With the explanations, it was easy to imagine the lavish meals and parties had in the Star Chamber; guests playing cards in the Marble Closet; the cooks cooking extravagant meals for guests in the kitchen; guests warming in front of the fireplace after a play in the garden.
After our walk around, which took about an hour plus, we ended up in the cafe, where they serve traditional tea and scones. There’s never a good time to educate my kids who hold British passports like the present.
The Castle is located at Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire – S44 6PR and is open between April and November. Admission times and prices are listed here.
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to facilitate this review, but all opinions are my own.