Chesterfield a market Town in Derbyshire renowned for its church with the crooked spire and Bolsover Castle sitting on a hill with magnificent views over the surrounding Countryside.
Morning visit to Chesterfield a pleasant historic market town on the edge of the Peak District. Noted for its church that has a twisted tower. There will be approximately 2 hours to wander around, on a Thursday there is usually a flee market in progress on the Market Square. There is also a museum and Art Gallery where you can chart the town's past.
Depart early afternoon for a visit to Bolsover Castle arriving approx 2p.m. With a history going back to the 12th Century the castle stands on a hill with some staggering views across the surrounding Countryside. In the early 17th century it came into the hands of Charles Cavendish (son of Bess of Hardwick) who rebuilt the castle more for elegant living than as a fortification. It was ransacked during the Civil War and then re-built again by 1675 by another member of the Cavendish family.
The Wallsof Bolsover Castle have recently been restored providing a nice walk with some good views of the countryside. You can also visit the Riding School (please note that exhibition horse riding is limited to week-ends and will not be available during our visit), take a wander in the Fountain Garden which contains what as been described as the rudest fountain in England.
If you are interested in ghosts then Bolsover was voted the spookiest site by English Heritage staff
Price includes Coach Travel and entrance to Bolsover Castle £27.50
English Heritage Members can enter Bolsover Castle free of charge. Coach only Fare £19.25 (EH membership cards required for entry)
Group Book 10 or more peoplesave 75p per person
Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway Station at 09:00, Bournville Green (Linden Road) 09:05, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane by Sainsbury's) 09:15, Harborne (Lordswood Road, High street end, near Fitness Centre) 09:30. City Centre (Dudley Street underneath Smallbrook Queensway Flyover) 09:50
To Book this trip phone 0121 459 524 or use the contact form and we will contact you.
"A great day, but oh its a hilly site. Loved seeing Dover all laid out before us. Didn't quite make it right up here, but I toured the wartime tunnels - very interesting!"
RS- White Cliffs of Dover & Dover Castle, part of a Kent Based Holiday (via facebook) 18th September 2017