The castle is open daily from 10am to 5pm from the 30th March until the 3rd November.
Bolton Castle in Wensleydale provides a huge range of exciting things to do in 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
If you are travelling to Bolton Castle via the Wensleydale Railway, www.wensleydalerail.com the line ends approx. one mile from the Castle at Redmire and we are offering 20% off ticket price for their passengers.
Bird of Prey Display (Garden) There will be no Falconry displays in February or March.
Archery Demonstration and children can have a go! (Courtyard)
Bird of Prey Display (Garden)
Wild Boar Feeding (Boar Park)
Throughout the day we also have:
Trails, Childrens’ Costumes, Calligraphy, Medieval Games and Traditional Crafts. Check our events calendar for special event days included in the price of entry, with historical reconstructions, displays and more.
* In poor weather conditions the falcons may not be able to fly.
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.
Fascinating guided tours available for groups of 15 or more when booked in advance. Group discount applies. Tours additional £2 per person.
Dogs Must Not Be Left Unattended In Hot Cars.
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.
If you are intending to visit the Castle and Gardens we strongly recommend that you do not bring dogs, unless they can be appropriately looked after during your time here, for their own safety and comfort. We are delighted to recommend the services of professional dog walker and pet sitter, Nicole Walker, who charges £8/hour and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile number 07493051202. Please confirm her availability and book well in advance.
Dogs are welcome in the car parking field and there are numerous footpaths in the local area which are ideal for dog walking. Please keep dogs on the footpaths, under close control and always on leads around livestock.
You are welcome to fill water bowls using the tap adjacent to the public conveniences.
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.