Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

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This is Bolsover Castle.
It has a long and varied history beginning in the 12th century when it was built by the Peverel Family, through the Civil War when it was taken by the Parliamentarians, who slighted it and caused it to fall into disrepair, to the building of a new hall in the 17th century by William Cavendish.
After 1883, the castle was uninhabited, and in 1945 it was given to the nation by the 7th Duke of Portland. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage.

In 2017 the site was voted the spookiest site by English Heritage staff. Mysterious footsteps, a boy holding visitors' hands, muffled voices and unexplained lights are among the events reported to have occurred.

This is a castle well worth a visit but maybe not at night!

Thanks for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8960 W: 361 N: 20752] (81856)
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