Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Bolton Castle is a stunning late medieval castle completed in 1399.
Bolton Castle, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best-preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land.

The castle is preserved in outstanding condition with many interesting rooms and features to discover including the Old Kitchens, Dungeon, Armory and Mary Queen of Scots bedroom.

We give our visitors a taste of what life was really like during the Castle’s heyday through providing the sights, sounds, smells and experiences of life in the past. 

There are beautiful gardens to explore with a maze as well as falconry demonstrations, archery and wild boar feeding.


Features & Accessibility

  • Visit England VAQAS
  • Member of the Historic Houses Association
  • Tearoom
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits

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Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET

01969 623981

Opening times

Open 27 March to 31 October 2021.

Visits can be pre-booked online here.


Approximately 5 miles west of Leyburn. Follow A684 to Wensley, turn right towards Redmire and Carperby (also brown signed) and castle will be seen soon after Redmire village.

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