The nearest station to Bolsover Castle is Chesterfield, on the Midland Main Line, just over five miles from the site. Chesterfield has 12 passenger trains an hour running in all directions but London. The quickest way from the station to the castle is by a 15-minute taxi ride, which can be arranged from outside the station, but taking the 45-minute bus ride is also an option, leaving from Stephenson Place, five minutes’ walk from the station.

Designed to entertain and impress, Bolsover Castle boasts stunning views over Derbyshire. With frequent reports of footsteps, muffled voices and unexplained lights the castle was voted the spookiest site by English Heritage staff in 2017. Explore the ruined terrace if you dare and see if any ghostly goings-on happen while you take in the views from the wall walk.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 19:00
Saturday 06:15 - 18:00
Sunday 08:30 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces283
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£n/a
Three Monthly£373.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces86
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station front, platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lift to Platform 2

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

About Bolsover Castle

Built initially by the Peverels in the 12th century, Bolsover Castle became an extravagant retreat in the 17th century when Sir William Cavendish added the jewel to Bolsover’s crown.

The Little Castle with its turrets and towers is definitely the first place you should head on arrival. Take a wander through its labyrinth of gargantuan rooms, all filled with wonderful art, marble features and stunning painted ceilings designed to wow visitors. The best part of all? There are no roped off areas or ‘please do not touch’ signs anywhere in the castle, and all of the furniture and features are yours to be experienced and enjoyed.

Enjoy the Derbyshire countryside reaching out around the castle, just as the Peverels and Cavendishes would surely have done hundreds of years before. From up there, you’ll also get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful gardens below, which should be your next stop. The centrepiece of the gardens is an ornate statue of Venus, which sits proudly amongst the carpet-like lawns and vibrant flowers that punctuate the sprawling grounds.

Departures and arrivals from Chesterfield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chesterfield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SheffieldNorthern16:261On time
to NottinghamNorthern16:552On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway17:032On time
to NewcastleCrossCountry17:051On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry17:082On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamNorthern16:261On time
from SheffieldNorthern16:552On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway17:022On time
from PlymouthCrossCountry17:031On time
from NewcastleCrossCountry17:072On time

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