Bolton Castle Announces Exciting News
Bolton Castle has been included as a finalist in the UK’s premier tourism awards, the White Rose Awards 2020. Shortlisted in the Small Visitor Attraction category, Bolton Castle is up against stiff opposition but the team remain optimistic for the winner’s announcement in the autumn.
Tom Orde-Powlett, whose family own Bolton Castle and who is a direct descendant of Sir Richard Le Scrope who built the castle 600 years ago, is delighted with the news: “We have worked especially hard in the last year to ensure Bolton Castle’s visitor offer is commensurate with the challenge of the 21st century visitor market, but also we are mindful of the heritage of this medieval castle. It is a labour of love, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to even be shortlisted in these prestigious awards. I am thrilled that we have reached this stage and it is a huge pat on the back to the team here, whose hard work and welcoming attitude it reflects.”
Jacqui Naylor, general manager, adds: “Bolton Castle is so deserving of being included in the finalists’ list and we are very proud to have come this far. Bolton Castle plays a major part within the community and in our team’s lives and their love and commitment to their work is evident to all our visitors. We have everything crossed for the winner’s announcement later this year.”
Bolton Castle, located close to Leyburn in North Yorkshire, is running a comprehensive programme of family events over the summer. The Bolton Castle team ask visitors to book ahead and adhere to the Government’s guidelines on Covid-19. The castle also provides a stunning wedding destination, currently offering £1,000 off weddings* booked for 2021. *Please visit the website for further information and for terms & conditions on wedding bookings.