Bolsover is a small market town of about 12,000 people (2011) in Derbyshire. The district of Bolsover contains fourteen small towns.

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The major industry of the area used to be coal mining, but it has declined throughout all of Britain. The two main collieries closed in 1993.

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Bolsover town is 18 miles (29 km) from Sheffield, 26 miles (42 km) from Nottingham and 27 miles (43 km) from Derby.

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Bolsover Castle
  • 1 Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, S44 6PR, +44 1246 822844. A Stuart-era mansion that was "the fantasy hilltop pleasure palace of a horse-mad Cavalier playboy". Explore lavishly decorated rooms, a riding school, and the wonderful recreated garden. For children, there's an interactive exhibition in the stables, and a castle-themed play area next to the café. Adults £14, child £8.50, student or over 65 £12.50; 10% discount for advance purchase online.    
  • 2 Creswell Crags (near Creswell), +44 1909 720378. Limestone gouge with caves that were occupied during the last ice age. They are home to Britain's only known Palaeolithic cave art.    
  • 3 Creswell Model Village. An example of early 20th-century design from the model village movement. Influenced by garden village principles, it provided the workers of Creswell Colliery with modern facilities; it had a tramway to deliver coal to the houses. Designed around a large oval village green with an access road through the centre, the houses are of varying styles.    

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