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Cavaliers return to Bolsover Castle

More than 300 years since Bolsover Castle saw its last Cavaliers, the Merry Monarch’s men will return for a weekend of horse racing, music, theatre and battle drills.

Cavaliers are back at Bolsover

More than 300 years since Bolsover Castle saw its last Cavaliers, the Merry Monarch’s men will return for a weekend of horse racing, music, theatre and battle drills.

This will be a colourful, riotous, fun-filled weekend reliving Bolsover’s glory days as a Cavalier court. Visitors will enjoy displays of cavalry charges and battle tactics with pistols and swords at the ready. There will be Cavalier horse racing, duels, music and a play entitled ‘Claude Du Vall -The Ladies Delight’ during which the show is interrupted by a highwaymen and chaos ensues! Visitors will be able to meet the Cavaliers and their horses, and there will be special have a go activities for children too.

– Lucy Hutchings, Events Manager at English Heritage

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