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Bolton Castle

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Now one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton was originally built, by Sir Richard Le Scrope, to rival the finest and most luxurious homes in the land. Completed in 1399, its scars bear testament to over 600 years of fascinating...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the Castle on a walk but as we were there in January it was closed but will return on our next visit to the Dales

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bettyboo999
Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The Castle is open again on the 1st April. We look forward to seeing you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have passed this castle many times in a car and never visited but when cycling past i took the opportunity for this long overdue visit.The tea room ,for want of a better description, offers a good range of fortifying foods. But the inside of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you took the time to visit us and we hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed January 1, 2019

It was September when we spent some time in Yorkshire dales and we saw this castle from the road. There is a car park on the site - you need to pay for stay so be prepared to have some coins. The ticket for adult...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed by your visit. We take all feedback seriously to enable us to consistently improve everyone's experience. We hope you will visit again.

Reviewed December 7, 2018

Not only is this a very well preserved medieval castle but it also has falconry displays that are included with admission. I saw a show with three owls of increasing size and it was very interesting indeed

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again next year.

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Drove up to Bolton Castle on a cold wet December morning. A stunning old castle with great scenery for external photos. Although TripAdisor reports 10am opening there was certainly no staff around and the doors where locked oh well, the outside was worth looking at

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndyCorns
Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you for your visit to the Castle. I am sorry we were closed for your visit. We re-open in February for the half term holiday.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

It was just incredible to think that Mary Queen of Scots had this view from her prison in the castle- it has an unrivalled view over magnificent Wensleydale. Absolutely beautiful!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bronwen L
Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Please coma and see us again soon.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

I was one of this group who visited the Castle and it was firstly, atmospheric during our meeting in the old kitchen, with wood fires crackling away. Then we had a lovely meal, even minstrels playing. Not to mention period costumes and all manner of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for your comments I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will return soon.

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to Bolton Castle, it really is like stepping back in time with certain parts feeling as if very little has changed for hundreds of years. It’s unusual that so many floors and rooms of a castle are intact. We found that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for your review I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

We recently attended a Halloween Dinner as a group of four and couldn't have been more pleased with the evening. A bit of a change from welcoming trick or treaters at our door! We were welcomed into the castle and were whisked back in time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed the evening and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 1, 2018

I am so lucky having this castle local to my home and have come back time and again to enjoy the castle and its setting. Bolton Castle is not your average castle: being part ruin, part complete and not stuffed with unnecessary artefacts and information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and comments. I hope to see you again soon.

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CandyS313
December 31, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline N | Property representative |
Hi There is access to the ground floor areas through the portcullis. There are no steps however it is uneven and cobbled. There are steps up to the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms. Due to the nature of the... More
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Lynne M
May 31, 2015|
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in visiting Bolton Castle with your family. The Castle is a slight walk downhill from the car park however you could drop your mum off at the front door if you wished. The only issue is... More
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September 15, 2005|
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Hi Day 2 is going to be pretty busy - you could easily spend a day at Fountains Abbey and the water gardens at Studley Royal (all on the same site), and equally there is loads to see at Castle Howard. Fountains is spread over a big area, with a lot of walking to do to see it all,including the deer park and church. But it IS possible, especially if you get to Fountains at soon as it opens (10am I believe). As I live in North Yorks I know all the other sites very well too. My order of...More