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For a truly enchanting day out, visit Bolsover Castle on your next cottage holiday in the beautiful county of Derbyshire. This magnificent castle, originally built in the 12th century, was transformed from an early medieval fortress to a decadent family home in 17th century, when Sir Charles Cavendish began his 'Little Castle Project'. Step inside the finished project as it stands today and marvel at the Little Castle's astoundingly well-preserved interiors, sumptuous wall paintings and sophisticated carved fireplaces. Stroll through the deserted halls and gaze over the Vale of Scarsdale from the Terrace Range as so many nobles have done before you. Stand in the magnificent Riding House, with its exquisite roof and viewing galleries, and imagine the stables as they were over 300 years ago; can you think of a more enthralling day trip destination on your Derbyshire cottage holiday?

Bolsover Castle- A Fairy Tale Attraction near your Derbyshire cottage!

When planning your fairy tale cottage holiday in Derbyshire, don't forget to pencil in at least half a day for a visit to Bolsover castle. With its plethora of picnicking sites, endless green lawns and onsite discovery centre, the famed English Heritage site is a sure-bet for a family day out. What's more, we've a handful of excellent self-catering holiday cottages within a few miles of Bolsover Castle, so you won't be cooped in the car for long before you're able to enjoy the historic delights of this outstanding attraction. Plus, the site is open daily between 10am-5pm, so you've no excuse but to set a date for your cottage holiday near Bolsover Castle!