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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 holiday builder to arrange your visit to Bolton Castle and other attractions in Leyburn.
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  • We have visited this site many times before. No fault of the site but during this visit (for which we had pre-booked) one of us had a back problem and had a limited visit. There are a lot of steps... 
    We have visited this site many times before. No fault of the site but during this visit (for which we had pre-booked) one of us had a back problem and had a limited visit. There are a lot of steps...  more »
  • A ruin of a castle which still retains original internal and external features, although obviously missing a large number of floors and walls. Good for exploring from basement rooms up to the... 
    A ruin of a castle which still retains original internal and external features, although obviously missing a large number of floors and walls. Good for exploring from basement rooms up to the...  more »
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  • Bolton castle is a lovely place to visit. There are many attractions such as the Falconry display. The castle itself is very interesting to walk around but be aware there are some very steep stairs to climb, to get up to the top. The views are great though. There is a cafe and gift shop within the castle which you can enter without paying the admission fee. Would recommend a visit to Bolton castle.
  • One of the best kept castles I have visited, all the rooms are as they were back in the day ,even the archer's sleeping quarters and armoury in the basement. Outside the gardens and maze are excellent, and there are birds of prey as well. All next to a beautiful village, and the views from the castle turrets are amazing.

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