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Bolton Castle

Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET, England
01969 623981
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our last visit so came again.Lovely views from the top,lots to see.The Falconry display are great, to see them great birds so close up and they don't mind having there photo taken.There Tea rooms are lovely,the Date scones were delicious and the coffee was good too.Good time had by all.

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York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I must have visited this castle as a kid on family holidays in the area. I recognised parts of it once in the door. It is very extensive and not as ruined as many contemporary medieval castles despite being besieged by Cromwell during the civil war. There were lots of activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the day. I... More

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West Yorkshire, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our day at Castle Bolton. We only went because we were on holiday in Hawes and we managed to get a 'Wowcher' voucher, meaning it only cost us £13 for a family of four. So glad we visited. I don't know if it had something to do with the weather on the day we visited (the whole of... More

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Hawes
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We live locally, but took our grandchildren and their parents. The lady taking the money in the gift shop was not very welcoming and certainly made no effort to talk to us. I appreciate it is a medieval building, however the old bits of stalls in the open area obviously left over from an medieval market where rather off putting... More

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Cambridgeshire, UK
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5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Liked the - Added extras such as the bedroom furiture in Mary Queen of Scots chamber. Catch the birds of prey display and the archery to finish off your visit. Disliked - nothing

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great location looking south over the dale, fascinating history and delightful small gardens, especially on a sunny day.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I left our holiday cottage in Carpeby at 10:30 and got back at 18:30 having walked to Aysgarth Falls (which were spectacular as ever) and then on to Bolton Castle. What a super day we had there. Firstly lunch, all of which is home made on site and very tasty whatever you opt for. Secondly we paid... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

hOne of the best castles I've ever visited. The surroundings are gorgeous, beautiful countryside, and the castle is superb. Went with 2 children aged 6 and 12 and they had a great time exploring the place. There are lots of stairs, winding ones which can be uneven and steep so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. There was a... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Bolton Castle with our two eleven year olds in tow. Having traveled for an hour, along a relatively simple route, we were treated by the boars which the girls loved as they were not the usual pink pigs. The views were stunning on a lovely sunny morning. We entered the castle and obtained our ticket (£30 a family... More

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Lancashire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I purchased tickets on one of those offer websites and decided as the sun was out today we should go and I am really glad we did. What a lovely place, friendly staff, good restaurant, and enough to see without being overloaded with information. The castle is sparsely furnished and there is not a costumed figure in sight so it... More

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