Looking up into the Lantern at Bolsover Castle, the sun streams through and casts coloured light through the small panes of stained glass. This bright central room is high in the Little Castle and links a number of chambers on this top floor.
Slightly different view here, this time from the interior of the 17th century castle. This is one of the small fireplaces in an upstairs panelled room. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, and some of them are very ornate, but this is one of the simple ones set into a corner.
This is the doorway into the famous Riding House at Bolsover Castle. The indoor arena – built in the 1630s by William Cavendish, the first Duke of Newcastle and a master horseman – was once one of the finest riding schools in England.
A view of the ‘Little Castle’ or keep of the 17th Century Bolsover Castle. The red doors lead into the garden whereas the path to the left takes you around an under the archway (see Bolsover Castle (1) photo) which, in turn, leads you to the main entrance.