Historic Houses' members visit free. Interested in joining? Find out more.


Bolton Castle in Wensleydale provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Yorkshire.

From family days out to educational trips and historic tours you will find a raft of sights, sounds and smells which bring the castle to life and make for a truly memorable trip.

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 bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history.

The castle is still in the private ownership of Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the castle’s original owner Sir Richard le Scrope



We will open for February half term, from 23rd February to 3rd March, then weekends until 1st April, when we will open daily (except for wedding dates specified below)

  • March 2nd
  • May 18th
  • June 1st, 15th, 22nd
  • July 6th, 13th
  • September 14th, 21st, 28th
  • October 4th, 12th, 19th
  • November 2nd, 9th, 23rd
  • December 14th

Find Us
Find us

Off the A684 from Leyburn and Redmire.



Car park on site

  • £3, refunded when ticket purchased


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £8.50 
Concessions: £7.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £30
Under 5s: Free

  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

We offer a discounted rate on admission for groups of 15 people or more as well as an exciting range of group packages and guided tours.

Find out more.

Fun Facts

Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the Castle for a number of weeks prior to her execution.


Thank you very much for showing an interest in a Civil Wedding and/or a reception at Bolton Castle. The castle is steeped in history and has a wonderful atmosphere, which is brought to life when people come to celebrate here.

Set amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, Bolton Castle is a magnificent symbol of longevity which has withstood the test of time. Built on strong foundations, it has survived in a challenging and ever changing world.

At Bolton Castle, you will be given exclusive use of our unique Yorkshire wedding venue for the duration of your celebration.


  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

We offer corporate hire.


  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Team building activities

School Visits