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.

Events

Tel: 01969 623981
Email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April (10.00am – 5.00pm)*
Tudor Family Life

Come and meet Lord Scrope’s Tudor household. Find out about their daily lives, and some of the great changes that affected them; join in with some of their activities and see how well you would have fared as a Tudor. Learn more about one of the most famous of the castle’s guests, Mary Queen of Scots, and how she spent her time during six months of captivity here.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June (10.00am – 5.00pm)*
Medieval Household (Battle of Towton)

In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England. Lord Scrope, owner of Bolton Castle, supported Richard, Duke of York and later his son, Edward, against King Henry V1 of the House of Lancaster. He has joined Edward’s army somewhere near York, but has left behind a small garrison to guard the castle. Come and meet them, join in their work around the castle and find out how they conducted their daily lives.

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July (10.00am-5.00pm)*
MEDIEVAL HOUSEHOLD

Come and meet Lord Scrope’s medieval household. Spend a day with them, join in their daily lives and some of the challenges they faced, as well as their pleasures and hopes. Dress up, see how they cooked, ate and managed their lives upstairs and downstairs. Bolton Castle was regarded as the heights of luxury when it was first built. Find out why!

THURSDAY 27th JULY at 7.30pm
Don’t miss the hilarious cycling HANDLEBARDS in Shakespeare’s giddy comedy
of love and mistaken identity.

AS YOU LIKE IT

Open air performance. If wet in the Great Hall!
Tickets: Adults £12.00 Concessions £10.00 Students & children £5.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 4 children) £28.00
Book online or at the Box Office (01969 623981)
or in person at The Wobbly Dog, Leyburn Market Place.

Join the Handlebards. Come to the show on your bike and receive a complimentary drink on arrival!

Pre-book a picnic!
Book a picnic and collect it on arrival. Details online soon.

The Handlebards are 4 young ladies who travel the country on their bikes with all they need to perform their imaginative and sparkling productions of Shakespeare.
‘Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny’ – The Stage
‘My face ached from laughter’ – Sunderland Echo
As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s happiest and maddest comedies, contains one of his most memorable speeches (“All the world’s a stage…”), as well as memorable characters – Rosalind, Celia, Orlando, Touchstone the Fool – a wrestling match and a happy ending (in the end!).

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August (10.00am-5.00pm)*
Spanish Armada Weekend

The year is 1588. The Spanish Armada has been sighted in the channel, and an English fleet has sailed to meet them. The Castle garrison is on full alert, although there is no news of how the battle is going. Have the invaders been defeated? Is a Spanish army already on its way to take the castle?
Come and join in the training of the soldiers: practise a spear drill and learn how to fire the cannon!

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October (10.00am-5.00pm)*
Medieval Household

In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England. Lord Scrope, owner of Bolton Castle, supported Richard, Duke of York and later his son, Edward, against King Henry V1 of the House of Lancaster. He has joined Edward’s army somewhere near York, but has left behind a small garrison to guard the castle. Come and meet them, join in their work around the castle and find out how they conducted their daily lives.

*Normal Admission Charges Apply. Children’s Costume hire included in Admission

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