Please Note: Due to a planned power cut the Castle will be closed all day on Tuesday 5th March. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are unable to operate without electricity and the power cut is to enable Northern Power Grid to carry out essential maintenance to avoid any unplanned power cuts in future.

We will reopen as normal at 10am on Wednesday 6th March.

Spectacular castle in Yorkshire offering fun family days out and a truly unique Wedding Venue in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Tel:01969 623981

Please Note

The Castle is now open for the 2014 season.

We are open daily 10am – 4pm from 15th February until Friday 4th April 2014, then open daily 10am-5pm from 5th April until 2nd November 2014.

New for 2014

Exciting New Falconry Displays

Our flying displays will become even more spectacular this season as we welcome new birds to our flying team and move our display ground.

History to Go App

We will be introducing a new phone app which will allow you to explore the castle at your own pace with images, text, and audio for each room of the Castle as well as an introductory video showing how the castle might have looked when first completed.


New Children’s Illustrated Information boards

Colourful, educational and interesting new information boards for children will help them learn more about life in a medieval castle.

Visitor Information

Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip.

Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history. The castle is still in the private ownership of Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the castle’s original owner Sir Richard le Scrope.

Daily Events

10.00Castle opens
10.30Archery demonstration and Have a Go! (Courtyard)
11.00Owl Display (Garden)
14.00Flying Display (Garden)
15.00Archery Demonstration and Have a Go! (Courtyard)
15.30Owl Display (Garden)
16.30Wild Boar Feeding (Boar Park)
16.30Last Admission
17.00Castle Closes
Throughout the day we also have:
Trails, Childrens’ Costumes, Caligraphy, Medieval Games and Traditional Crafts
* In poor weather conditions the falcons may not be able to fly.
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