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Bolling Hall

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7LP, England
01274 431814
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Ranked #7 of 44 Attractions in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Wakefield
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Getting to this hall is a bit strange as its now trapped in a housing estate and to be honest from the outside (especially with the building works) its looks rather uninviting. At first we we're actually not going to go in...but we're so glad we did. Entrance is free and so is parking, the staff, what few there are,... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a fabulous museum, free to enter and the staff were helpful and informative. There was an activity for my son which he thoroughly enjoyed doing during the walk round the museum.

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow, what a hidden gem. It's years since I've been here but I'll certainly be back regularly now. We visited with three primary school aged children who loved doing the family trails. There's so much to see and do, I really wish that more people knew about this place because it's fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ashamed to say that despite living no more than 6 miles away from here for 44 years, I didn't realise that this hidden gem existed until recently. Fascinating place which is free to visit - great decoding quiz and other child friendly activities to do. Took about 90 minutes to get round. The staff were very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

went here from school,we did a site study. there is a lot of architectural work and it is beautiful building preserved from the georgian times.If you like historic bulidings defiantly one to visit.

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Batley, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've lived in the area all my life and driven past many times. I went to see if I could locate where a ghost photo was taken in 2012 but couldn't find it. The house was friendly and well lit and I didn't feel anywhere was creepy. The best parts are in the old tower which has three stories. This... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Blackpool
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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