Overview & description

On the banks of the river Wharfe in the Yorkshire Dales, this country estate is the Yorkshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Visitors are drawn to the breath taking countryside and impeccably well maintained site. The surfaced paths along the riverside and through the ancient woodlands offer walks to suit all ages and abilities, all year round. Visitors are invited to explore the Priory Ruins which stands proudly on the banks of the Wharfe and discover how it might have been in the thriving Priory Church. The stepping stones and beach area is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, relax and let the children play. And if you wish to treat yourself, step inside one of the cafes, tearooms and gift shops.

Bolton Abbey is perfectly positioned to watch the Tour de France. Close to Skipton with easy cycling access to the Upper Wharfe valley for the first day and right next to the action as the peloton comes from Blubberhouses down Beamsley Hill to a sharp turn towards Addingham on the second day. It is the perfect spot to camp or park and watch the great race.

Electric wheelchairs are available to borrow between April and October giving access to the Priory Ruins, riverside, Strid Wood and the Strid.

Seasonal events to entertain the family take place throughout the year. If you would like to meet the Easter Bunny, unravel the witch’s spell at Halloween or remind Father Christmas what you would like for Christmas, please visit our website for more information.

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Type Price
Vehicle £7.00


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