Sunday, 24 April 2011

Bolsover Castle




Andy has relatives who live just around the corner from Bolsover Castle, so we've now been there a couple of times. It's a beautiful place to wander around on a spring afternoon. On this occasion the castle's own car park was full, so we only had a short-stay space at the side of the road outside, which meant we had to do a whistle-stop tour.

As well as some of the spectacular ruins that I mentioned previously, there's also a well-preserved section with some impressive surviving interiors. Can you imagine having rooms of sufficient stature to get away with this kind of gilded wood panelling?





9 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I've never been there but it does look beautiful. The doors are fantastic!

Emma said...

I only live about 30 minutes away and have never been....think that I shall have to make the effort now!! x

Galit Breen said...

Beautiful! And I love that it's just around the corner for you!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Wow! I love these shots - ohhh, a castle ....!

Elisabeth said...

I can't imagine living in such a castle. Stunning Rachel. How their lives must have been, cold and drafty I expect but ever so beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what stunning shots of this lovely castle.

Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, how beautiful!

Rachel said...

The wooden panelling is astonishing, isn't it.
Wood would be warmer than stone, I guess...

becky said...

Awesome!!!

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