Bolton Abbey

“Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out.

Its landscape is the “jewel in the crown” of Yorkshire’s many landscapes, and the 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside boast over 80 miles of footpaths to walk and explore, providing something for all ages. From our ever changing events programme providing activities for children to fishing on the River Wharfe, you’ll find a host of activity awaiting you.

Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend. Walk along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths and enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, treat yourself in the quality gift shops or simply relax beside the river with a picnic whilst the children play – Bolton Abbey has it all.

We love Bolton Abbey as a family! In Summer there are picnics and running around the woods – in Winter bring your flask and wellies for squelching in the mud and playing pooh sticks on the bridge.

Entry fee is £8 per car which includes parking for the whole day at any of the sites. We usually park at the Pavillion, get a latte and then walk on the main path to the Strid, via the money tree – if the kids can make it! The Abbey is also worth an explore if your kids aren’t keen on walking. Play hide and seek amongst the ruins, examine the grave stones and watch people trying to cross the stepping stones. Skim stones on the many beaches and paddle in the little bays.


£8 per car. Motorcycles £4.

£3 per vehicle Monday to Friday from November to 11th March 2016 inclusive, excluding Christmas and February half term holidays. The ticket is transferable to all three estate car parks on the day of your visit. Blue badge holders do not receive a discount.

£80 for a yearly season ticket which also includes further discounts across the estate.

Opening Times

Opening times are listed here.


General Enquiries
Estate Office
Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire
BD23 6EX

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