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Address: Nr Leyburn, Leyburn DL8 4ET, England
Phone Number: 01969 623981
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My WIfe and I went here while on holiday and so glad we did; Price was £8.50 and well worth it to. There is so much to see and explore in the castle with so much information and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
WalsallIan
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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northern england
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Started off with very good home made refreshments. Had a conducted tour of the castle by a very keen lady, full of stories and information. Sadly the weather was not good but some of us braved the top of the tower to see the views. Would love to go again in summer when the weather would be more conductive to... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I are both in our 30's. I'm a massive history geek, so medieval castles looming out the fog are just the ticket. The castle looks in fairly good condition when you approach it on the road, but as you come around the east curtain, it's about 50% ruined. The portcullis is still pretty imposing though. The castle... More 

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My WIfe and I went here while on holiday and so glad we did; Price was £8.50 and well worth it to. There is so much to see and explore in the castle with so much information and things to read about in each room. Its a typical English castle and must have been great to live there all those... More 

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yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really enjoyed the castle and the tea rooms were gorgeous. I felt like more could have been done like people/ actors in the rooms so we can find out more information. It felt like more people would have been there if it were the summer. If that is the case there should be a discounted ticket for winter visits.

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Cheshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very atmospheric and interesting, like the mix of ruins and some areas which retained a look of how it was. You could imagine life as it was very easily. The cold and damp oozed through the walls. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for a while and her chamber has a few furnishings. There are birds of prey displays,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited today with the family.had a great day.fantastic large castle in great surroundings. A great example f a typical English castle.The girl who demonstrated the archery and did the falconry display ( Debbie) made our day, yes the display is small, but after seeing quite a few,I must say this was the best I've been to,never before have I been... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

A great castle, a true caste structure, good to walk round, great views from the top. But needs more, the bird of pray talk was very short, but was windy, so why not move it? The lower levels stink of chip fat. Some good stalls and play activity round the castle but bar enjoying the view very little to do

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to spend several hours - even for older "young ones". Lots to do and see plus a very good café.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and myself spent a few days in the area and we paid a visit to the castle. We thought it was a bit much when we had to pay to stay in their car park and then pay quite an amount to get into the castle.we took part in the archery but that didn't last long. We ate... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

For anyone who is visiting the Yorkshire Dales GO to Bolton Castle. It is an amazing location and amazingly well run by Katie and her team. A truly unforgettable experience.

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