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Bolton Castle

March 2022

Medieval Event 1461 Battle of Towton

March 26 - March 27

Hurrah! We open to our visitors for our jam-packed 2022 season and we start with one of our favourite events. In 1461 a family feud over who had the right to be king, later to be known as The War of the Roses, had divided England.

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April 2022

Easter Holidays

April 9 - April 22

Throughout the two weeks of the Easter Holidays we are running cracking Easter Trails at Bolton Castle. Download our fun Easter Trail Leaflet 2022 and work out the puzzle. Find all the eggs, take a photograph to the shop and win a chocolate egg. Want to be dragon-inspired, check out our two dragon stories which you can download from our leaflet.

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May 2022

An Evening with ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

May 6 - May 7

Families can come and meet Mary Queen of Scots as Lord and Lady Scrope prepare for her arrival at Bolton Castle. An interactive session for all ages.

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Medieval Event: Tudor 1568 Imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots

May 14 - May 15

Come and meet some of the Tudor household of Lord Scrope. Find out about their daily lives and some of the great changes that affected them; join in with their activities and see how well you would have fared as a Tudor. Learn more about one of the most famous of the castle’s guests, Mary Queen of Scots, and how she spent her time during her six months of captivity here.

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June 2022

Captain Saviles 15th Century re-enactment weekend

June 18 - June 19

This wonderful re-enactment weekend offers visitors a chance to see a fully equipped camp complete with medieval tents and a camp kitchen.  Re-enactors carry out the everyday tasks of medieval life such as chopping wood, fetching water, food preparation and, within the castle itself, displays of spinning silk as well as cooking, the medieval way. 

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July 2022

Medieval Event 1645 British Civil wars siege of Bolton Castle

July 2 - July 3

During the mid-17th century, a conflict took place, often referred to as the English Civil War, but more accurately the British Civil Wars. King Charles 1 had fallen out with his parliament over several issues, but all were related to who had the right to rule.

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