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.


Tel:01969 623981
Events, Courses and Experiences

Check out a full new programme of events, courses and experiences at Bolton Castle, set in historic grounds surrounded by spectacular countryside.

Click here for events & concerts.

Click here for a full range of creative courses.

Click here for information on falconry experiences.

Spooky Spectacular!

Dare you enter the haunted castle and join us for our Spooky Spectacular event this Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November. With spooky potion making, pumpkin Chinese lantern making, witch and wizard hat making and two spooky trails there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Lots of Teddies have been enjoying their picnics today at Bolton Castle. Come along and have a go at teddy crafts and games. Children with Teddies get in free. Mon 5th Aug – Fri 9th Aug and Mon 12th Aug – Fri 16th Aug.


Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July (10am – 5 pm)

Travel back in time over 600 years and discover all about military life in the early 1300s. With displays of arms, archery competitions, arming a knight demonstrations you will learn all about medieval weaponry and armour before experiencing the excitement and drama of a full foot tournament.

Marvellous Middle Ages

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July and Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August (10am – 5 pm)

Discover what people did for fun in the Middle Ages. Dress up in authentic costume and have a go at our medieval crafts, toys, games and more.

Saturday 27th October – Friday 2nd November (10am – 5.30pm)

Spooky Spectacular!

Dare you enter the witches Castle and join them for their Halloween Party?

With spooky activities, trails and games for children of all ages to enjoy including pumpkin skittles, potion making, witch and wizard hat making, mask making, spooky dancing and more!

*Normal admission charges apply. No additional charge for children’s activities.

Halloween Wensleydale


Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th October (10am – 5.30pm)*

15th Century Life Weekend

Meet characters from the 15th Century Castle household and join in their daily activities including cookery, spear drilling, archery and calligraphy as well as trying some traditional crafts. Fun for all the family.

Weekend Activities

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th September (10am- 5.30pm)*

Saville Household

Join Sir John Savile’s Household as Bolton Castle is brought to life with the sights and sounds of the fifteenth century. Visit the kitchens where authentic medieval recipes will be prepared and meet the men-at-arms and archers of the castle garrison and learn how to drill as a medieval soldier. As you investigate the rooms of the castle, step back over 500 years in history as our craftsmen and women recreate scenes from the Wars of the Roses and even learn how to dance to medieval music! A great day out for all of the family with much to see and do for both young and old!

Historical fun

Monday 27th August (7.30pm start, gates open 6.30pm)


“Something wicked this way comes…”

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return with their all male production of Shakespeare’s devastating and gripping thriller: Macbeth.

“Blood will have blood”

When the triumphant soldier Macbeth discovers he’s destined to be the next King of Scotland, he and Lady Macbeth decide to risk everything in a desperate attempt to gain the throne. Macbeth’s violent dream of power becomes a paranoid nightmare.

Macbeth’s ghostly apparitions, action-packed sword fights and blood-soaked conclusion are sure to get the heart racing!

“Out damned spot – out I say!”

Bring along a picnic, sit back and relax… but beware witches, traitors and murderers as the UK’s most acclaimed open-air theatre company presents Macbeth!

Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires”

A summer event not to be missed

Box Office 01969 623981

Tickets Adult £14.00 Child £10.00 (Booking advised)

Monday 20th August – Friday 24th and Monday 27th – Friday 31st August (10am – 5.30pm)

Roundheads and Cavaliers

Bolton Castle is under siege! Do you fight for Parliament or for the King? Find the siege defences, crack the secret code and design and make a catapult.

With helmet making, badge and flag making, and trails.

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