Green Tourism Award A Step Closer For Bolton Castle Gold Standard

in Leyburn

Bolton Castle recently achieved a significant milestone by securing the Bronze Award from Green Tourism, a prestigious accolade affirming its commitment to sustainable practices.

Jacqui Naylor, Bolton Castle’s GM who leads on this says:

“We are working hard to achieve the top standard and our Bronze Award recognises the steps we have already taken to make our lovely castle a greener venue.

Steps include reducing energy use, saving water, efficient and eco-friendly waste disposal, ethical buying, promoting biodiversity and adopting a smart, commitment to low food miles and a sustainable outlook throughout all our processes to ensure that we are an environmentally friendly visitor attraction and wedding location.”

Bolton Castle – Press Release:15 April 2024

people at Bolton Castle

History Of Bolton Castle

Dating back to the 14th century, Bolton Castle is a formidable stronghold rich in tales of royalty, intrigue, and resilience. Constructed by Sir Richard le Scrope, the castle’s sturdy walls have witnessed centuries of tumultuous events, including the imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scots, during the 16th century.

Sustainable Tourism

Beyond its historical significance, Bolton Castle is leading the charge in sustainable tourism. Under the guidance of Jacqui Naylor, the castle’s General Manager, efforts are underway to reduce energy consumption, conserve water, and promote eco-friendly waste management. These initiatives not only preserve the castle’s natural surroundings but also pave the way for a greener future.

Jason Hanslip, Head Gardener, is delighted with the Bronze Award:

“We make every effort to retain our green ethos with what we grow and use from the garden as well as in our garden practices, but the Bronze Award shows we are on the right track to achieve the Silver and hopefully the Gold Award. Our visitors are an integral part of this process and we look forward to welcoming them to the castle and gardens, showing them how going green can benefit them and enhance their visit. It’s an award about which we are very proud.”

Bolton Castle – Press Release:15 April 2024

Engaging the Community

Bolton Castle recognizes the importance of engaging with the local community and beyond. Through educational programs, guided tours, and interactive exhibits, visitors of all ages are invited to discover the castle’s heritage and learn about sustainable living practices.

The Bronze Award bestowed upon Bolton Castle by Green Tourism is an example of its dedication to environmental stewardship. As one of the foremost heritage sites in the UK, Bolton Castle sets a shining example for responsible tourism, attracting eco-conscious travelers from far and wide.

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