Attraction in Leyburn

Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Bolton Castle
North Yorkshire

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Bolton Castle is a massive fortress with walls 9 feet thick which was built by Lord Richard Scrope, Treasurer and Chancellor to King Richard II. The castle was built between 1379 and 1399 at a total cost of 18,000 marks: approximately 70 million in today's terms. The castle has a wealth of history which includes connections with "the Pilgrimage of Grace" and Richard III. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here from July 1568 until January 1569 and the Royalists were besieged here during the Civil War. Vivid tableaux help to bring history to life - the castle chaplain, the miller at work, the blacksmith in his forge. The Castle gardens are restored along medieval lines - the herb garden with more than 40 different species both culinary and medicinal, and a walled garden stocked with hardy grape vines. Nearby a formal garden is fragrant with old fashioned roses and colourful herbaceous planting. Welcoming tea room in the Guest Hall with home made refreshments and gift shop. Regular living history events throughout the year.


Nearest UK Airport: Teeside
Months Open: March - November, 10am - 5pm
Please ring for Winter opening times
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: 5
Children, OAPs, Students: 3.50
Family ticket: 12
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Tea Rooms

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