There is free access to the priory ruins. Augustinian monks lived at Bolton Priory for some 400 years until Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. The towering height of the ruined west end gable suggests just how impressive this building once was. The nave is still in use as a parish church.
There are places to picnic along the river and even a beach area near the abbey, accessible from the Bolton Abbey car park which opens at 9a.m. Want to eat indoors? There are lots of options – from tea rooms and kiosks to a smart brasserie.
Bolton Abbey Essentials
- Address:Bolton Abbey, Skipton,North Yorkshire BD23 6EX
- Telephone: +44 (0)1756 718009
- Admission: Parking plus admission costs £6 per day for up to seven people in one vehicle
- Open: Year round from 9a.m. to 6,7 or 9p.m. depending upon the season. Check visitor information for seasonal hours