The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Bolton Abbey estate is a 30,000 acre area covering stunning moorland, agricultural land and woodland, centred around the River Wharfe. The estate takes its name from the, now ruined, 12th century monastry, and contains 6 sites of special scientific interest.
Bolton abbey is ideal for young families who can expect to enjoy riverside picnics, building sandcastles on the river beaches, paddling with fishing nets, and exploring the riverside paths and woodlands. Family events also take place throughout the year. Be sure to spend some time hopping across the stepping stones next to the priory! High chairs are available in dining areas and all toilets include changing facilities.
Large sections of the estate are wheelchair accessible (see FAQs below for more detail) and online reviews report staff to be friendly and accommodating. Lots of seating is available throughout the estate, and signage and displays are clear and accessible.