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Bolton Castle

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Bolton Castle

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Andrew M wrote a review Today
Chester, United Kingdom24 contributions12 helpful votes
Excellent . Well worth the £9 entry as a privately owned preserved castle including a birds of prey display twice a day and wild boar feeding. Great for families or history interested individuals. To be in the same rooms that Mary Queen of Scots and entourage were held prisoner for many months was special. We were going to visit the tea room but swerved it due to the overpowering smell of old chip fat. One area that needs improvement. Lots of steps and levels to negotiate. Note that dogs cannot be taken into the grounds due to the presence of birds of prey. You could easily spend a couple of hours here.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MA C wrote a review Oct 23
Nottingham57 contributions33 helpful votes
What a fabulous place to visit - a proper castle experience, as opposed to the usual sanitised herItage attraction with rip off retail! Concise and succinct information panels, super friendly staff, stunning views and pretty gardens.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rach371 wrote a review Oct 20
Barnsley, United Kingdom177 contributions27 helpful votes
Very interesting place to visit.Lots to explore and you get the feel of how things used to be many years ago. Falconry display is well worth watching. There are also measures in place for social distancing and it all feels very safe. We did visit mid October early afternoon so there was'nt the amount of people that could have been there maybe at the weekend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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BandNClarke wrote a review Oct 20
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
A really good visit. It was a chilly day but enjoyed the atmosphere. Loved the combination of ruins and preserved interiors. Liked the way the displays were natural-looking and untidy, quite realistic. Had a very good coffee in the restaurant. We didn't watch the falconry display but visited the beautiful birds. They looked rather depressed in their gloomy cages I do hope that they all get some flying time! Not much of a life.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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freddiedoncaster wrote a review Oct 17
doncaster1,970 contributions1,229 helpful votes
What a fabulous castle! I was touring the dales, and was staying in Leyburn. I’d been told so much about this magnificent castle, that I just had to visit. It stands so well, the grounds are fantastic, and the views around are out of this world.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Jacqueline N, General Manager at Bolton Castle
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely comments, I am so pleased you visited and enjoyed your time here. I hope you will return again soon.
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