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Bolling Hall

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Address: Bowling Hall Road, Bradford BD4 7LP, England
Phone Number:
+44 1274 431814
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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a gem

the hall is one of the few historical places left in bradford it is well worth a visit there are some fantastic exhibits on show the place needs a good tidy up outside it is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

the hall is one of the few historical places left in bradford it is well worth a visit there are some fantastic exhibits on show the place needs a good tidy up outside it is very tatty the whole place needs a facelift as it is free you have to accept these things there is a car park and a... More 

1 Thank frances292
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

one of the best museums I HAVE EVER VISITED a real history lesson wrapped up as day out ---I could easily spend a full day here and its free but I do recommened you make a donation towards the upkeep of his gem.

Thank jeffhutchy
Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This attraction is free and very interesting. It was military stronghold back in the day. Beautiful furniture no ghosts were seen on my visit. Its a bit hard to find the sign says half mile then disappears maybe thats the ghost part?? Amazing it has stood this long. Free parking and a nice gift shop.

Thank Scarlettered
North West England, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

It is great that Bradford Council see fit to maintain this historically important building for future generations. However, there is an air of neglect about it both inside and out. Surrounded by a housing estate, the "gardens" are run down and in need of some TLC. (Maybe volunteer/community groups could take it on). The building itself, needs cleaning up, particularly... More 

3 Thank Sue00do
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had heard of this place from Most Haunted. Its a free grade 1 listed building in the middle of an industrial estate, not far from Bradford city centre, with its own free car park. With a fantastic insight into history, Bolling Hall was used as a Royalist base during the second siege of Bradford in 1643. So I particularly... More 

Thank tony r
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a must see, don't be put off by the outside, the museum is fascinating and even has a code breaking trail to keep the children interested.

Thank Logisticlady
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We were brought here by friends, and although the outside of the property looked rather austere and neglected, a wonderfully atmospheric treat awaited us inside! The building is full of interesting artifacts, there is an informative film to watch, and tales of hauntings to add to a place which seems to be a delightful time warp. The curator was very... More 

1 Thank poetchris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, interesting place lots of history and all the rooms are fantastic and give you a real sense of what life was like back then, ***** 5 stars from me! Its a shame more dont visit, friendly staff, will be going again! And its free!

Thank Charlie C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited Bolling Hall as a detour. It's a wonderfully surprising house with many treasures. It's council run so it's free to visit. You can make a donation in one of the boxes scattered about the house. I particularly liked the collection of old keys and the relics from the English Civil War. There is a small and free car... More 

1 Thank MarillTyan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Visit during a weekend with friends from Shipley. Free to get in and have to say we were there nearly 2 hours. Watched a very interesting video presentation abiut Bradford and cracked the code in all the rooms. Very atmospheric.

Thank sdeeley42

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