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Bolling Hall

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7LP, England
01274 431814
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Ranked #7 of 42 attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Lived in Bradford all my life and never tire of visiting Bolling hall it's very atmospheric and takes you through various stages of history and how the hall played a part in the civil war up to Georgian and Victorian eras well worth a visit

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It has a sort of dark feel to it which sort of heightens your senses as you go round and you really get a feeling for the people who lived their and their comings and goings - far more so than most homes of this nature I have visited - maybe its the ghosts lol!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Me and my wife were in Bradford and decided to visit here one day. Entrance is free and there is lots of interesting things to be found. The outside of the hall is a bit of a let down but don't be put off.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Do a little research and get to know about Bradford's history... Check out the Roundheads... Newcastle and Fairfax... Visit the ghost room... It's a great place to visit and I understand there are themed overnight stays! It's interesting and inexpensive for families and there's a park next door for those with children etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Free to go in, fantastic to walk round. A good free day out if you are in the area. I was accompanied by my partner who does some work there so got a private tour but the staff seemed attentive.

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in huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Its a little jewel, a time capsule starting in the 1300's, each room is another era, not like the typical stuffy NT properties, easy to reach only a few minutes off the M606, take your time or you may accidentally miss a room, would have liked to have a look in some of the locked rooms but what is on... More

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Wigan, UK
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Visited Bolling Hall on Saturday night with GCUK Paranormal for Ghost Hunt Inge Museum. This gives access to all of the museum and what a lovely place it is. The Curator ans his assistant were knowledgeable and helpful throughout the night. The building is beautiful and the exhibits both interesting and original. We will certainly go back again as we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I first visited Bolling Hall as a teenager on a June afternoon in 1966 and ever since it's had a special place in my heart. I think it's because it's seldom, if ever, crowded and consequently the period atmosphere is so powerful. I think it's also because its modest setting among later housing developments not far from the city centre... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a bit of a hidden gem – you’d never expect it to be at this location in Bradford and it’s a miracle it’s survived. There aren’t many Elizabethan / mediaeval houses in this neck of the woods so we should think ourselves lucky. The best part is, of course, that it’s free (including parking) – so you can’t... More

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Warwickshire, England
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6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

If you are interested in history this a do not miss. It provides a wealth of knowledge dating back to 14th century, including war of the roses. Original furniture and well thought out room layouts made the visit educational and very informative. One of the best preserved historic buildings I have visited.

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