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Bolton Castle

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Bolton Castle is one of the Country's best preserved Medieval Castles, originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land. Set within the beautiful Wensleydale countryside, it is now a facinating place for people to visit. Also enjoy the falconry displays, wild boar feeding and archery demontrations. It is also a stunning licenced wedding venue.

Where is Bolton Castle located?

Bolton Castle is set amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Situated approximately 6 miles from Leyburn, and just over an hours drive from York, Leeds and Durham.

What is the history of Bolton Castle to the present day?

Bolton Castle was completed in 1399 by Sir Richard Le Scrope (Chancellor of England to Richard ll), its scars bear testiment to over 600 years of facinating history. Bolton Castle played a significant role, both locally and nationally, many of the most important political and religious events between the 14th and 17th Century, including the involvement in the Pilgrimage of Grace, Mary Queen of Scots imprisonment and Royalist stronghold in the civil War with a six month siege. The Castle remains in the private ownership of the direct descendants of Sir Richard Le Scrope and is now open as a visitor attraction as well as a licenced wedding venue.

What is there to see and do at Bolton Castle?

Full Castle and Gardens including a maze to enjoy. Childrens trails Falconry demonstrations Archery Demonstrations Wild Boar feeding Tea Room Living History events throughout the season

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

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Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: 10am to 5pm every day from 1st April to 1st November - check website for up to date information as Castle sometimes closes for weddings

Price Details: £9 Adults, £7.50 concessions £35 family ticket (inc 2 adults and 3 concessions one of which must be a child)


01969 623981

Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, LeyburnDL8 4ET, United Kingdom

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