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Bolton Abbey

Tourism Department, Estate Office, Bolton Abbey BD23 6EX, England
01756 718009
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing Tours
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I was looking for somewhere for all our family to visit, somewhere everyone could enjoy. Our family consists of a 10 year old boy, 13 year old girl, 15 year old girl, hubby and small dog-not easy to find places to keep all of us happy! Bolton Abbey did thus, for the whole day. The children enjoyed walking and talking,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

have now visited several times and always enjoy. Some great walks, whatever the weather... facilities available if you need to refuel - great choice of cakes etc. But it's the views, nature and fresh air that draw us back - again and again :)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a regular visitor to the estate, being a keen walker, and I love to stop for coffee and a scone at the Cavendish Pavilion (Scone rating 9.5 out of 10).I usually walk all day about 12-14 miles, which means I am just passing through the estate and I do not park there. If the car park charge was... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Visited Bolton Abbey set in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales on the Duke of Devonshire's estate. Guides very helpful and informative about history. Peaceful atmosphere if you want time to reflect. Abbey still used as a church.Disabled Mother-in-law able to get into abbey with mobility scooter. Try tea room up on road where great photos can be taken... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been going to Bolton Abbey for many years and seen the place evolve with better car parking facilities , picnic areas , and safer paths so I can understand why the charge is between £7.00 and £8.00 per car as this is required to maintain the estate. However I do find the pavilion cafe very expensive, we purchased... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We parked in the nearby car park (£8.00 although advertised on the web as £7.00!!!) and walked down to the Abbey which nestles at the bottom of the valley near the river. There is only limited information available on notices around the abbey. Access for those wheelchair bound is limited. The ruins and the surrounding area are carefully looked after.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I took my 13yr old son and 89yr old Mum to Bolton Abbey and we had a truly wonderful experience..My son loved the stepping stones and history and my Mum thoroughly enjoyed watching him having fun and being part of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. There were plenty of seats and bikes are also encouraged. The tea rooms are very tasteful... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Can't believe how busy the place was - I've never seen do many people although it was half term I suppose. Took the kids to do the pumpkin trail which is advertised as a free event but obviously it isn't as you are paying the very steep Parking charge of £8 per car! The trail itself was a bit disappointing... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A very nice place but the parking price is a bit steep,when you enter the car park the signs says £7 per car, but when you get to the paying cabin its £8 er er er "its half term" was the reply when asked, so do Bolton abbey rip people off who have got kids ..one thinks they do...however they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were staying on a caravan site nearby, and called today on an absolutely stunning Autumnal day. It really was T-shirt weather, and this really gave the local woodland and scenery chance to 'show off'. We did the circular walk starting at the Abbey, having paid £8 to park on the estate car park across the road. Having crossed the... More

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