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Bolton Castle

Leyburn DL8 4ET, England
01969 623981
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bolton Castle is an interesting castle in North Yorkshire. Then again, there's practically a castle on every corner in this area of the world. The scenery and views from Bolton Castle are amazing. The gardens are very pretty and the castle itself is interesting. I think for the 26 or so pounds we spent (2 adults, 1 child) it felt... More

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widnes
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have osteo arthritis in my knees & as I had been to Richmond Castle a few days earlier, I didn't relish having to climb the steps in this castle, luckily you had the option of just looking around the gardens which me & my friend did. There are different sections to the grounds, there is a herb garden, a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle is great and big. I just can imagine Queen Mary descending through the windows to escape. However, the price to visit is £8.50. The tea room was very expensive: two coffees and 3 slices of cake £13. There was also the inconvenience of a wedding and we couldn't visit all the rooms because of it. Bummer.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very interesting way to spend a few hours and learn about life at this castle through history. Good tea room, gardens, boar pen, birds of prey display and stunning views of Yorkshire. We walked from Aysgarth Falls to the castle, a long but great walk. We then walked back following the ridge, again long but fabulous views.

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North Yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

What a great Change - new owners took the grand children and had a great day. Plenty to look at and do and the staff were very helpful. Kids loved it. We took our own picnic which we ate in the gardens but there is a good cafe which is reasonably priced and the food is fresh. Would recommend this.... More

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Nottingham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very high up and so stands out from miles away. Good climb if you walk up like we did but worth it when you get there. Gardens and maze (Chargable) as is the castle itself. Good cafe and reasonable priced.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Interesting castle however we visited on a very wet day which spoilt our day a little. There is a lot of steep steps to climb, which were very slippy due to the bad weather, therefore not a suitable castle for the elderly or those with walking difficulties. Having said that the views were fantastic and on a better day we... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's a delightful location, and the castle is quite fascinating to explore. Don't miss the garden and the birds of prey. We thought the kestrel was very pretty and the trainer gave a great display with very interesting commentary.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Although we've enjoyed visiting this picturesquely-situated castle on previous trips to Wensleydale and felt its illustrious history seeping from the stones, no amount of bird of prey/ archery demonstrations would entice us to part with £30 for a family ticket for an hour or so this time. We did visit the tea shop and were rather horrified by the lack... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Brilliant day. Lots of activities and re enactments going on and the food in the tea room was amazing.

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