Bolton Castle provides a huge range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale, 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.
Bolton Castle recently came 17th in a feature run by the Independent on Sunday on ‘The 50 best wedding venues.’
The article featured a wide variety of venues from ‘romantic woodland retreats to chic city hotels, and described Bolton Castle as ‘One of the most majestic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales, this historic venue (famous as the holding ground of Mary Queen of Scots on her way from Scotland to Tutbury) has long been a popular choice for wedding receptions and, more recently, for civil ceremonies.
Those looking for something a little different on their special day are in luck.
A new diversification scheme has seen the castle’s heir, Tom Orde-Powlett, training owls to fly wedding rings down the aisle to waiting brides and grooms.’
Our charges include exclusive hire of the venue, tables and chairs, VAT, logs for the fires and staff support.