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About the district

How do you sum up a district like Bolsover?

Well, imagine the best of Britain uprooted and moved to the heart of the country measuring just 24 miles from north to south. Beautiful rolling countryside. Spectacular food and drink. A Castle, an Elizabethan Hall and Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so we've given you a flavour of what you can expect before you sample it for real.

Have fun exploring the following themes.

Relax… take a breath of fresh air and explore Bolsover District.

  • explore the district’s picturesque villages with country walks, picnic spots and traditional pubs;

  • stroll around the herb gardens and woodland walks or enjoy our bustling market towns;

  • enjoy a round of golf, take the family for a fun swim at Creswell Leisure Centre or enjoy some outdoor activities such as kayaking, abseiling or mountain biking;

Explore…our exciting district.

  • jump on a bike, or meander through our historical villages and find out what our vibrant district has to offer;

  • go further a field and experience the heritage of nearby Sherwood Forest, the Peak District and the Dukeries;

  • check out our neighbouring towns and cities; Sheffield, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Derby, all within easy traveling distance from Bolsover;

  • enjoy the rich diversity and mix of countryside, wildlife and bustling urban life that fit hand in glove with the district’s heritage;

Experience…and savour, Bolsover’s beauty.

  • spoil yourself at the East Midlands Designer Outlet Store, enjoy old fashioned bustling street markets or tantalize those taste buds at the award winning Jaquest Food Specialist continental shop;

  • take a break and sample the many international cuisines on offer from a taste of the orient to the delights of Italian dishes;

  • take in the history and culture of our quaint villages, friendly hamlets and tranquil parks set in a rich vein of spectacular scenery;

Discover…the hidden treasures of things to do and see in Bolsover district.

  • experience the diverse heritage and history of Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall; visit the internationally recognized Creswell Crags or see the impressive 17ft high water wheel at Stainsby Mill;

  • kick back and chill out at one of the many country inns; wonder at the beautiful tradition of Well Dressings or take a guided walk through our rolling hillsides and rural landscape;

  • Enjoy the many events staged throughout the area including the regionally acclaimed Bolsover Fireworks Display, open air operas, period re-enactments and festivals and fun days for all the family.


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Contact Us

Bolsover District Council
The Arc, High Street
Clowne, Chesterfield
S43 4JY

Telephone: 01246 242424
Fax: 01246 242423