Please note that from 8th August, and in line with current Covid-19 Government Guidelines, masks/face coverings must be worn in the castle.
Mindful of the government guidelines, we have made some changes to our visitor admission and flow around the castle to ensure our visitors can self-distance as much as possible during their time here. Please use the sanitiser as provided and check our new signage throughout your visit. Entry will no longer be routed through the Tea Room, but via the shop and the admissions desk. The tea room is only opening Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays initially. Within the castle we ask you to call ahead to visitors descending or ascending any narrow stairs. Exit will be guided through the Great Chamber. We will endeavour to enable our visitors to distance themselves, but please be aware that we may need to close the battlements and the stairway to the bedrooms if necessary. Your safety is our priority but we will do our very best to make your visit as easy and memorable as possible.
We would be grateful if tickets could be booked online ahead of your visit. Online Bolton Castle Tickets Visitors who have already booked will be given priority on arrival. This will enable us to monitor visitors’ arrival and limit cash transactions. If you do not have a pre-booked ticket, please be patient if you are asked to wait for as minimum amount of time as possible.
We are not running any Falconry Experiences or Hawk Walks during 2020 but you can still buy vouchers for next year.
We are working hard to ensure all our visitors are safe and enjoy their visit to Bolton Castle as much as possible. Thank you for your patience during our closed period. The castle team looks forward to seeing you – we missed you!