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Bolton Abbey



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Bolton Abbey re-opened at the end of May with lots of new measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and the team while still ensuring it’s the great day out it has become famous for. 


We discover something new every time we visit Bolton Abbey – making it the perfect way to entertain little ones and grownups alike. See if you can conquer the famous stepping stones across the River Wharfe (without getting wet). Find the money trees among the woodland, enjoy a picnic on the beach in front of the Priory or get your walking boots on and discover the Valley of Desolation. 


Since reopening, Bolton Abbey has introduced one way systems on some of the narrower footpaths to allow for social distancing. Head to the website to download a handy map outlining the new routes 


If that all sounds a bit much, simply enjoy a stroll with a coffee in hand – all the cafes are open and offer take-away, but some include socially distanced dine-in too.


Visitors are asked to pre-book their visit online where they will be invited to select an arrival time in order to manage the flow of visitors, but you are welcome to stay as long as you wish until the Estate closes.

The Village, Riverside and Strid Wood car parks are open 9.00am – 5.00pm each day, with last admission at 3.00pm. Tickets are £10 per car and can be booked at  

The Estate’s Barden Field car park also recently reopened. This is the only area of the Estate that is available for barbecues and must be pre-booked. Barden Field is open Thursday to Sunday 12 noon to 8.00pm, with last admission at 6.00pm. Due to the higher cost of staff, security and waste disposal, admission for this particular site is £15 per car.

Facilities are open including additional lavatories to allow for social distancing and extra hand-washing stations. Dogs are welcome too (you just need to keep your furry friend on a lead to ensure social distancing is maintained). 

Upcoming events:


Bolton Abbey have recently announced their outdoor cinema event will be going ahead with films showing every night from 25th-30th August including musical hit ‘Rocketman’ and sci-fi favourite ‘Back to the Future’. The event will be fully compliant with government guidelines on social distancing. For further information visit their website

For news on upcoming events throughout the autumn, LIKE & FOLLOW @boltonabbey on Facebook

Bolton Abbey Estate, Bolton Abbey, Nr Skipton BD23 6EX


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