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Bolton Castle

Address: Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET, England
Phone Number: 01969 623981
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Leyburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Castles, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Oxford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderfully situated old ruin but lots to see including birds if prey and wild boar. Beautiful views, well worth a visit.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited this castle thinking it would be a quick tour around, but there was way more to it than we realized. A great example of a castle with rooms still intact and some parts derelict. There were other things going outside in the castle grounds but we didn't have time to participate in those.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Visited recently and spent a good few hours exploring the castle and grounds. Unfortunately due to the high winds there was no flying display. Ive no doubt when we visit again there will be even more to see as the owner seems to be adding extra attractions. My only criticism is that some of the information boards in the castle... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

An enormous, imposing ruined castle, complemented by friendly and helpful staff and an excellent tea room. Lindsey (Lindsay?), the archery instructor/birds of prey handler was great with young visitors and imparted lots of interesting information.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A very interesting castle with beautiful gardens, and a fun maze, with amazing views of the countryside. The Falconry display was brilliant and very informative. We ran out of time to eat\drink in the tea room but I have heard they are excellent. Would definitely visit again.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited here using a special offer and were absolutely delighted. the weather was great for the end of October which made it even more enjoyable, given the beautiful surrounds. Although the castle would be difficult to access for anyone with mobility problems, the lovely thing about it is that you can explore so much of it... rooms, staircases, etc.... More 

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Greasby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited on Thursday (30th Oct) for the ghost tour and spooky supper, absolutely fantastic. Arrived at 7pm and started the tour at 7.15. We were shown around most parts of the castle, the guide was very informative adding to the overall enjoyment on the night. Afterwards we tucked into a chicken curry, rice and naan bread supper followed by treacle... More 

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Recently enjoyed the night time ghost walk at Bolton Castle. A magical place to visit, and many thanks to the castle staff for a lovely supper and a very interesting ghost walk experience. The place just oozes atmosphere and we loved it! Will certainly be back!

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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really enjoyable 3 hours had by my family. My two kids, aged 2 and 5 really enjoyed exploring the castle , shooting the bow and arrows and seeing the bird displays. The girl, who did all the demonstrations was brilliant and certainly knew here stuff. Also the bat hunt for Halloween was good fun and kept them entertained the whole... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Interesting place but totally overpriced. Great views and interesting for a couple of hours. Cannot say I would rush back. Lack of staff and very unfriendly lady in the gift shop. Good for kids to roam about. There are better and cheaper places to visit in the area. Not good if you are unsteady on your feet as there are... More 

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