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Little Castle Entrance - Bolsover Castle by Yhun Suarez


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Bolsover Castle Series
Derbyshire, England.

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Nikon D60, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 10 mm, handheld, UV filter, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 100.
single RAW file tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

Bolsover Castle was originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to ‘Bess of Hardwick’, probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates.

Bolsover Castle was sold on to Charles Cavendish in 1608, who employing Robert Smythson as his architect, set about re-building the castle. which, despite its embattled appearance, was designed for elegant living rather than for defence. The tower, known today as the little castle, was completed around 1621, and building work continued with their sons adding the terrace and riding school ranges. Used as extra accommodation, the Terrace Range originally consisted of apartments and kitchens, but with a Royal visit imminent this range was extended to include a long gallery and an external staircase. At completion, the school had every facility required, including a forge, a tack and harness room, a large arena, and an upper viewing gallery. One of the most notable features of the Riding School range is its magnificent timber roof.

Despite Bolsover Castle falling into a ruinous state during the Civil War, William Cavendish added a new hall and staterooms to the Terrace Range and, by the time of his death in 1676, the castle had been restored to good order. His successors, however, chose to live at Welbeck Abbey and in 1752 they stripped the lead from the roof of the Terrace Range at Bolsover Castle to effect the necessary repairs to their preferred residence. The Little Castle and the Riding School Range survived much better, and was let to the Curate of Bolsover in 1834. Following the death of his widow in 1883, the castle remained uninhabited and was eventually given to the nation by the 7th Duke of Portland in 1945. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage. (Info Source:


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  • jphall
    jphallover 3 years ago

    Excellent work !

  • thanks mate :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great shot with another wonderful moody sky. The stairs going down are very inviting and lead you into the shot nicely.

  • moody sky was followin us all day…i suppose it helps to make images more dramatic :) cheers mate!

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 3 years ago

    this is simply amazing and the sky is gorgeous. great colors and treatment :)

  • many thanks …so kind of you ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • John Hare
    John Hareover 3 years ago

    Nice Yhun, a shot that keeps giving, the lead down the step and into the courtyard, then through the gates and into a countryside.

  • check it out…i just posted a pic on the description part :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago
    Yhun, your work displays fabulous magical place, amazing processing !!!
  • thanks my dear Gouzel…i love the tshirt…thanks for that too :) my gift to you and Lana will come on my visit there …check it out…i just posted a pic on the description part :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • John Hare
    John Hareover 3 years ago

    Lol fantastic!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago


  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 3 years ago

    and again… brilliant shot with spot on HDR Yhun!!!

  • Chris Vincent
    Chris Vincentover 3 years ago

    Spot on.

  • Roz Rayner-Rix
    Roz Rayner-Rixover 3 years ago

    great shot.

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