A palatial manor house and fortress completed in 1399 and with a wealth of history. Its strong walls and small windows give a clear picture of the way castles were inhabited in the middle ages. Home of the Scrope family and the place of imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots for 6 months.
Features: Excellent recreated medieval castle gardens - including two separate walled gardens (herb garden and vineyard), formal rose garden, maze, camomile lawn and wildflower meadow. Beautiful views over Wensleydale.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2013: 16 February - 3 November daily 10am-5pm. Some Saturdays will close early due to weddings, please see our website for details. Special events throughout the season. Group visits & guided tours if booked in advance.
Please contact the property for up to date opening times
Civil Ceremony and Wedding Reception
Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a wealth of history and is an impressive venue for your special day. The great chamber holds up to 120 guests and our gardens are an ideal backdrop for any photographs you may wish to take. Contact: Sarah Penty, tel: 01969 623981, fax: 01969 623332 or e-mail email@example.com