Government Minister Oliver Dowden visits Bolsover Castle

A Government Minister has been given a behind the scenes tour of Bolsover Castle during a visit to the area.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 3:23 pm

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, was invited to the English Heritage-owned attraction by Bolsover MP Mark Fletcher

Mr Fletcher has campaigned to raise the profile of the area’s tourism potential since he was elected as MP in December 2019.

The district is also home to the popular Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall and during the Cabinet Minister’s visit, Mr Fletcher highlighted how tourism could create more jobs in the area.

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Oliver Dowden, right, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, was invited to Bolsover Castle by the area's MP, Mark Fletcher.

Mr Fletcher said: “We have a burgeoning tourism industry here in the constituency and we have the chance to capitalise on the brilliant attractions we have throughout the area.

“I’d like to thank Oliver for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come and visit Bolsover Castle and for listening to my plan for tourism in the Bolsover constituency.”

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