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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a castle near Bolsover in Derbyshire, England, in the care of English Heritage.

It was built by the Peverel family in the 12th century and became Crown property in 1155 when the third William Peverel fled into exile. A stone keep was built around 1173, surrounded by a curtain wall which was eventually breached in 1216 during the reign of King John. Surviving fragments of this curtain wall were later incorporated in a wall walk that can be seen in the castle garden.

Much of what can be seen today dates back to the 17th century. The castle is now the subject of a development project.

See: List of castles, Castles in England