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Bolton Abbey

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Address: Tourism Department, Estate Office, Bolton Abbey BD23 6EX, England
Phone Number: 01756 718009
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Beautiful Bolton Abbey

Such a walkers paradise. Beautiful any time of year but especially so with a dusting of snow. Paths are well maintained and signed. You can make it a stroll or stretch out for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a walkers paradise. Beautiful any time of year but especially so with a dusting of snow. Paths are well maintained and signed. You can make it a stroll or stretch out for a challenging long hike. The cafe is acceptably good too.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bolton Abbey is a truly amazing place, so much to do and see....great teashops and stunning views......lovely if you enjoy walking.....hopping from car park to car park really works to get the whole experience

Thank Nikki L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bolton Abbey is beautiful any time of year. We really enjoy walking along the river then over the bridge and back to the car park along the other side of the river. A beautiful part of the area and well worth a visit

Thank CJh88
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled all over this area all y life and never made time to stop and visit. I'm glad I did! Great countryside with ruins, manors and tea-houses to visit, too. I'll be back.

Thank ElTigre2014
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on Christmas Eve and it was very busy . We avoided an £8 parking fee by parking at the Devonshire Arms , having a great 2 hour walk over the river and up the many paths and looked around the Abbey and then ate in the Devonshire Arms Brasserie . A beautiful area .

Thank phillip g
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited Bolton Abbey, as despite living less than an hour away I have never been. I parked in the car park near the Abbey, I am happy to pay £8 if it contributes to keeping the area nice. The ruins and the Abbey itself are excellent, extremely beautiful and laced in history. For me though the highlight was the... More 

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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you own a pair of £100+ wellies and think that jeans are reasonable thing to wear for a countryside walk, you will like this place. Everyone else, just park your car a mile away from the village. You will avoid the ridiculous £8 parking charge, and will be able to enjoy one of the many good paths in the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is for the walk at the other end of the Bolton Abbey estate Cavendish Pavilion to Barden Bridge. 'Easy' walking of about 4.7 miles. We took the walk from the pavilion car park for the '12 Days of Christmas' event where you discovered various installations celebrating the seasonal song. This was fun but the quality of the installations varied... More 

Thank TonyWozza
London, UK
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59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bolton Abbey is gorgeous. I often imagine how grand it must have been. It is gorgeous and makes a lovely picnic spot. I love the stepping stones by the stream as well. However, the stepping stones have never been above water so I have never been able to cross the water on it. Not to worry. The bridge right beside... More 

Thank What2DoNext
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I first visited Bolton Abbey as a 5 year old with my father. I now take my step-children and we enjoy a mix of pleasures. Paddling in the River Wharfe, walking along the woodland paths with pet dog on the lead and taking in history in the abbey itself. The café is a welcome resting place after the adventures with... More 

Thank Glynn H

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