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

Thursday July 27th at 7.00pm

Shakespeare’s giddy comedy of love and mistaken identity performed by

The Handlebards

For more information about The Handlebards and to read their story go to

Get on your bike and ride to Bolton Castle to see them perform Shakespeare’s great comedy. We’ll give you a complimentary drink on arrival to help you recover!

If you are visiting the Castle anyway on the day of the performance, we will give you a reduction of £4.00 on your ticket price if you present your valid entry ticket (for July 27th only).

Pre-booked picnics are also available. Details and a range of choices will be online shortly. Meanwhile email or call 01969 623981 for more information


 “Uproariously funny” Sir Ian McKellen

“Gloriously eccentric and very, very funny” – The Stage

“Unbelievably impressive…my face ached from laughter ” – Sunderland Echo

We guarantee an evening with gales of laughter in the glorious setting of Bolton Castle. If there are real gales, the show will go on (of course!) in The Great Chamber.

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