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Bolton Castle

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Address: Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET, England
Phone Number: 01969 623981
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Marvellous retro cafe

Everything about this tea room is 'old fashioned' in the best possible way. Good old fashioned service from friendly, chatty staff. Decent mugs off Yorkshire tea and a selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
bigbirdandgrizzly
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Cambridge, England
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

we didn't pop in - time was at a premium - but we did look from outside. It is a stunning castle, majestic and commands a grand view of the dale. In fact, it can be seen from many places around and about - a landmark, for sure, but I find it oddly reassuring. The ex-railway line runs beneath it... More 

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Cambridge, England
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158 reviews 158 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Everything about this tea room is 'old fashioned' in the best possible way. Good old fashioned service from friendly, chatty staff. Decent mugs off Yorkshire tea and a selection of cakes that were just like my grandma used to make. A nostalgic stop on a wonderful hike.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my partner and 2 children as we were staying in the area for a short break. The location is brilliant with amazing views and we were all looking forward to walking around this beautiful castle and finding out about it's history. We didn't actually end up going in as we discovered that it cost £30 entry for... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a review of the cafe; not the castle which we did not go into. I asked where we could sit with our dog as I knew we were not allowed in the cafe. I was told that there was an area outside where we could sit. Indeed there was, but no tables and chairs were provided - just... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

cafe was cold and uninviting tea and cakes were nothing special despite highish prices. given teapot without a lid so had to use a saucer to keep tea hot. cake pieces were small and not very appetising biscuits were thinest i have ever seen and were tasteless.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
5 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited in the Easter holidays after looking at the website. You enter through the tea room which obviously couldn't cope with holiday visitors. All tables strewn with dirty cups and dishes. People were using wet wipes to clean their own table. The girl supposed to be clearing tables was useless. We had to queue for ages to be served. Why... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have-a-go archery, wild boars, a falconry display, loads of child-friendly activities and the impressive castle itself make this a visit well worth doing. It was a beautiful, warm day, but within the castle walls it was cool. The view from the top enabled us to see for many miles.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

having drove through fantastic scenery ,the castle looms out of the hillside,drove into a muddy carpark,stepped out of the car straight into some dog dirt,paid for parking which is refundable on entry to castle'use the toilets in the carpark they are cleaner than in the castle.We had a voucher from travelzoo so it only cost us 8 pound ,the lady... More 

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Northumberland UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A castle well worth visiting. As is the climb to the very top on a sunny day for the wonderful views. Lots of interesting and informative material on display in this historic building. Great fun for kids with a maze, birds of prey, and an archery display and chance to use a bow and arrow.

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North Yorkshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Ive visited the castle before and it's an impressive historic building but I feel it is being very badly managed based on today's visit. Everything appeared untidy and badly laid out inside the castle, it needs a rethink. But it's the visitor amenities where the neglect is most evident. The toilets didn't seem very clean with paper towels in an... More 

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