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Bolton Castle, Leyburn

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Surviving since the 14th century, Bolton Castle exists after withstanding attacks during the English Civil War. Enjoy a walk in the meticulously maintained herb garden and vineyard, or get lost in the hedge-maze. Learn about the importance of falcons by taking a tour with the expert falconer. Due to its popularity, book the "Hawk Walk" in advance. Make sure you bring your camera when you climb to the top of the castle. The stairs are steep, so take extra care with kids and the elderly. When you need a rest, visit the tearoom for a selection of food and drink. Use our Leyburn trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Bolton Castle and other attractions in Leyburn.
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  • My husband and I have visited many castles but this one tops them all. We were greeted by friendly staff and a big roaring fire - the rooms of the castle give a real insight into what it must have bee...  more »
  • When visiting Bolton Castle you must be prepared to climb stairways, Fortunately there are hand rails available to help. The rooms on the way to the top are interesting and the views when you reach th...  more »
  • Steeped in history which is what brought us here - in a beautiful remote location, worth the lovely drive to get here. Fabulous gardens which we didn't expect - we spent an hour out there before we we...  more »
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  • Excellent day out. The castle itself is superb, the tea room restaurant very good. We also enjoyed buying some plants with some good advice available and chatting with kestrel handler, Holly. Absolutely splendid location.
  • Very interesting, the castle was mostly complete as opposed to many "ruins" that claim to be castles. Staff were friendly and the food in the tea room was nice.
  • Good, but nothing outstanding. I'd not travel all the way from York(assuming that this castle shows up in places to visit nearby York) to just visit this castle. However if your nearby and have plenty of time, worth paying a visit.
  • Great views! Had a bite in the cafe and enjoyed exploring the amazing grounds.
  • Nice place to visit although a donation might help with the upkeep and also provide more visitor boards. I would be happy to pay Sorry it's not free, i went through the wrong door. Need to use the money raised for upkeep as it's shabby and the displays are crap