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Bolton Castle is a spectacular medieval fortress situated in the heart of Wensleydale, with stunning views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Completed by Sir Richard Le Scrope, in 1399, its scars bear testament to more than 600 years of fascinating history making it an ideal venue for educational school visits covering topics from Medieval life to the English Civil War.
The Castle is extremely well preserved with approximately one third of the rooms still intact and the rest of the Castle fully accessible giving great insight into its turbulent past. The authentic and atmospheric room displays show Castle life as it would have been in for the different members of the Castle community from the archers, cooks and monks to Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord and Lady Scrope.
Included in all school visits is the chance for students to watch the incredible falconry displays, enjoy the archery demonstration, visit the Wild Boar and see the bees in their hives (seasonal).
Topics/themes currently offered include ‘Medieval life’, ‘Castle defences’, ‘Castle life’, ‘The Tudors’, ‘ The Stuarts’, ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’, ‘Rich and Poor’, ‘The Wars of the Roses’, and the ‘Civil War’.