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.
– Lucy Hutchings, Events Manager at English Heritage
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.