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Estate Office Tourism Department, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6EX, England
+44 1756 718009
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All reviews stepping stones the river welly walk car park beautiful place cavendish pavilion lovely walk ice cream parking fee per day strid wood great family day tree climbing long walk sunny day stunning scenery plenty of parking
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I haven't been here for many a year at first I thought £10 to park was a little steep but found that the monies a ploughed back into keeping the estates footpaths etc in good order I came mainly to take photographs of the autumnal...More

1  Thank 32tonyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

$10 to park seems a little steep. Used to come here just for lunch, but the parking fees make it a bit expensive and so now only come when in the mood for a good walk first. Food at the Cavendish Pavilion is really good....More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

An extensive family get together met up at Bolton Abbey for the 2018 bonfire display. Tickets had to be purchased in advance using the Bolton Abbey website and duly arrived by post a few days later well in advance of the date. These were £12,50...More

Thank 761leet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a big field next to a river. its ok but it’s way overpriced. There are so many other nice places to spend the day for free. Would be great if they charged accordingly.

2  Thank strawberrytrifle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok it’s November but had we known how great the Abbey was for kids we would come in the summer and spend the whole day. Great activities including the welly walk for older kids, the beach by the river which suited both our 7 year...More

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked up near the Strid and walked along the river toward Bolton Abbey, 3 mile round trip! well worth the walk as we saw heron feeding and evidence of crayfish in the river. Bolton Abbey is a wonderful ruin to the exterior, but also a...More

Thank mayday672009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been a regular visitor over the years. It’s a lovely location and accessible but man. 10£ for parking? Seriously? I’m sure the duke of Devonshire really needs the money?!?!? The shop and cafe are nice but also expensive. I guess they charge that because...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on Saturday 20th October, took my dad with us and rented their electric wheelchair (available from the shop) they only ask for a donation for 2 hrs. The Abbey is really lovely and beautiful to look at but if you are going with...More

1  Thank 483cindyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd not been to Bolton Abbey before and were delighted by the beautiful scenery and interesting ruins. We walked along the riverpath with grandchildren on the "pumpkin trail". It was very cold but everyone enjoyed it. There is plenty of parking even on a busy...More

Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly stunning place, lovely walk along river. Ruins of abbey but still has the front church holding services and in good condition. Would thoroughly recommend, oh and some great stepping stones right across the river, good fun

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August 3, 2018|
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Response from shellums2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the waterfall wont be so spectacular with so little water around
July 7, 2018|
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Response from 883ljt | Reviewed this property |
No, Bolton Abbey is separate.
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April 27, 2018|
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Response from Jane506 | Reviewed this property |
yes ... great place for dogs ..