ENGLISH HERITAGE – BOLSOVER CASTLE

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

For what felt like the first remotely nice day of the year, I wrapped up warm and headed out on a solo adventure to Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. I’ve never been to the castle but it’s been on my little local bucketlist so was excited to see it in person. Just a short train and bus journey from Sheffield, this English Heritage gem is easy to travel to.

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

The impressive Stuart mansion has incredible views of Derbyshire and was once owned by the Cavendish family. If history has anything to say it also sounds like it was the original playboy mansion of it’s day, with many a lavish party thrown here.

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

You can still wander the rooms of the ‘little castle’ and take in some of the original decor.

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

The Star Chamber is my favourite room in the castle, I couldn’t stop staring at the ceiling. How do I get one of these in my bedroom?
Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

The day was so quiet I practically had the castle grounds to myself, literally a perfect break from real life.

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

Julia Beaumont ENGLISH HERITAGE - BOLSOVER CASTLE Travel UK  english heritage derbyshire cavendish bolsover castle

The views when you walk along the castle walls are breathtaking. Also, dogs are allowed on the grounds, so bring your furry friend for a stroll around the grounds, they just can’t go inside the buildings. At the entrance there’s a small cafe and gift shop too so you can grab lunch and a souvenir before the journey home.

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