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Address: Tourism Department, Estate Office, Bolton Abbey BD23 6EX, England
Phone Number: 01756 718009
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We went here for my husband's 70th birthday - his choice - and we had an amazing day in unspoiled countryside. First stop lunch at the Cavendish where a young lady wished my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here for my husband's 70th birthday - his choice - and we had an amazing day in unspoiled countryside. First stop lunch at the Cavendish where a young lady wished my husband a happy birthday ( he was wearing a 70th birthday badge that day) Lunch was very good and not as pricey as these places tend to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We came here after lots of friends told us about it. It's beautiful. Lots and lots of walks or if you want to picnic it's perfect too. Would defo recommend for family's or couples.

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fareham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a must for lovers of history the Yorkshire Dales.Although not quite as majestic as Fountains Abbey this site has a majesty to it. The church is very special and still in use and enthusiastic helpers are there to explain the history. The Strid is worth a visit.This is a significant part of Yorkshires history.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Came here from Skipton to Embsay steam railway - when you arrive at Bolton Abbey its a lovely 20/25 mins walk from the station to the Abbey. The Abbey is lovely, plenty to see around its grounds and lots of walks - will visit again when we have more time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This attraction is so much more than the Abbey ruins themselves, in fact we spent very little time amongst the ruins. Lovely to walk around the fields full of sheep and young lambs, nestled down by the river Wharfe. There are stepping stones across the river - but we took the bridge next to it! From the other end of... More 

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Grassington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

People who complain about paying eight pounds to park their cars are missing the point. Although the entry cost is collected in the form of a parking charge it is actually an entry fee such as would be paid to visit any historic property. As Bolton Abbey includes public roads, footpaths etc the only practical way to charge for entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here often as a child growing up in Addingham. Still as magnificent as it was 35 years ago. A mark in time of the changes that make the vast history of Britain so interesting. This place will always be in my families life as a resting place for generations past...so peaceful! The river passes by whilst time stands still.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a beautiful estate and contains some of the best scenery (in my opinion) that I have seen in the Yorkshire Dales. The abbey is lovely in its own right, but the star of the show for me is the walking all around the River Wharfe. It can be tough in some of the hillier parts but it is... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a beautiful early spring day for our walk around Bolton Abbey estate with our 2 dogs. I agree with other reviewers that £8 is a bit steep to park but we avoided this and parked for free at Barden Bridge as we were doing a circular walk which included the moor. The abbey ruins are truly awe inspiring... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First of all Bolton abbey is a great place for family's to have a really good day out . The parking is £8 up from £6 but how many other places can you go to a full day out for only £8 for a car full ? Not many!!!

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