Spectacular castle in Yorkshire offering fun family days out and a truly unique Wedding Venue in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
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.
On Saturday October 11th the Castle will close at 2pm due to a wedding ceremony and reception taking place. (Last Entry 1pm)
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.
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.
|10.30||Archery demonstration and Have a Go! (Courtyard)|
|11.00||Owl Display (Garden)|
|14.00||Flying Display (Garden)|
|15.00||Archery Demonstration and Have a Go! (Courtyard)|
|15.30||Owl Display (Garden)|
|16.30||Wild Boar Feeding (Boar Park)|
|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.|
|Opening Times & Admission Charges|
Opening Times 2014:
Open daily 10am – 4pm from 15th February until Friday 4th April 2014
Then open daily 10am-5pm from 5th April until 2nd November 2014
Please note we will close early on the following dates (usually Saturdays) due to weddings.Our last entry will be at 1pm and we will close at 2pm on: 26th April and 10th May.
Season Tickets:Purchase a season ticket giving you unlimited visits to the Castle, Gardens and Grounds. Tickets available for Castle and Gardens or Gardens only and for individuals, couples and various family groups.
Admission Charges:Castle, Gardens and Grounds:
Adults - £8.50
Concessions - £7.00 (Over 60s', students and children aged 5-18)
Family Ticket - £30.00 (2 adults and up to 3 concessions which must include at least 1 child)
(includes Boar Park, Falconry flying display, birds on weather, bee observation hive children's trail, local rare breed sheep including Wensleydales)
Adults - £3.00
Concessions - £2.00 (Over 60s', students and children aged 5-18)
Family Ticket - £10.00 (2 adults and up to 3 concessions which must include at least 1 child)
Group Visits:We offer a discounted rate on admission for groups of 15 people or more as well as an exciting range of group packages and guided tours.
Guided Tours:Fascinating costumed guided tours available for groups of 15 or more when booked in advance. Group discount applies. Tours additional £2 per person.
No Dogs:Please note dogs are not allowed in the Castle and due to the falconry experience we cannot allow dogs in the gardens as they can frighten the birds.
Access:Please be aware that the castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is not easily accessible for those with reduced mobility as spiral stairs and uneven surfaces exist throughout the building. Please click here to download our full access statement.
Falconry:Please be aware that in poor weather conditions the birds may be weathered inside and the falcons may be unable to fly.