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.
This archway lies inside the grounds of Bolsover Castle, an impressive early 17th century castle built over the site of an earlier mediaeval fortress. The castle dominates the skyline as you approach the small town of Bolsover, and would undoubtedly have been more impressive during its heyday when it was owned by the Cavendish family.
This is one of the niches, or secret alcoves, set into the old wall of the walled garden of Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire. Taken on a lovely sunny day it was unusually quiet and peaceful. The castle is in the care of English Heritage.