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Bolton Abbey

5 star Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

  • Family on stepping stones at Bolton Abbey in Skipton
  • Families watching show at Bolton Abbey in Skipton
  • Families playing by pond at Bolton Abbey in Skipton
  • Boy with Easter Bunny at Bolton Abbey in Skipton

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Bolton Abbey is a huge 30,000-acre estate where you can take a riverside walk, discover fantastical sculptures and explore the ruins of the 12th-century Priory and the medieval Barden Tower!

The kids will love the chance to hop across the river with the 61 stepping stones! Don't worry though, grandparents and less-brave parents can use the bridge alongside instead and further upstream there are two beaches to play on.

Follow the nature trails around Strid Wood where you can also play an I-Spy game by picking up a copy from Cavendish Shop. Plus all Summer long, kids can have a crack at the Welly Walk: a long assault course where kids will be balancing, tunnelling, climbing and more!

  • Huge beautiful 30,000-acre estate
  • Stepping stone river crossing
  • Summer family events


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX, England


Click here to visit Bolton Abbey's website
01756 718009

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

23rd October - 18th March
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

13th March - 31st May
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

1st June - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 21:00

1st September - 22nd October
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

All Day: £10.00


Fun-packed day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 17.04.17

We had a smashing day at Bolton Abbey. Weather wasn't great but all our children loved the ruins of the priory. The highlight had to be crossing the river via the stepping stones. We then spent ages down by the river just throwing stones in and trying to stop the kids getting too wet! Lovely couple of hours - and it's all free except for the car parking charge.

Beautiful Abbey

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 24.07.17

Came here with the family and loved it! The Abbey is fascinating!! The staff were very helpful and kind. The stepping stones were well exciting for the kids and adults. The kids got soaked playing in the water so maybe bring some change of clothes. It was a lovely trip and would love to go again

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