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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AN

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Bolton Abbey Club Site is one of the prettiest locations on the network - it is part of the Bolton Abbey estate and located in an open glade surrounded by woodland and the glorious Yorkshire Dales.  The site attracts lots of wildlife with ducks, pheasants, other birds and squirrels often congregating around the site. Within the boundaries of the estate are some 75 miles of footpaths through moors, woods and farmlands, all easily accessible from this North Yorkshire caravan site. The woods include some lovely dog walks. The ruins of the 12th century Bolton Priory stand on a placid curve of the River Wharf and have been painted by Turner and Landseer as well as earning praise from Wordsworth.

Skipton is a mere 8.5 miles away from the Bolton Abbey Club Site and is an historic town with traditional cobbled streets and a picturesque canal to wander along. There is also a regular street market and well preserved medieval fortress, which are a must for visitors to the caravan park. Skipton also serves as the starting point for one of England's most beautiful train journeys - the Settle to Carlisle line. The nearby pretty village of Grassington offers stunning views, gorgeous stone buildings, shops and pubs. The Yorkshire Dales is home to a variety of tearooms and cafes, offering the perfect opportunity for refreshments after a busy day exploring. Dusty Bluebells is reported to serve delicious local produce and fine teas and coffees. The Red Lion at Burnsall and the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey are great options for places to eat and drink that are not too far from the site. Both pubs are an easy 3 mile riverside walk away, in opposite directions.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

There are 72 miles of footpaths accessible from the site, taking you through the Dales or along the river to Burnsall and Bolton Abbey. Leaflets are available from the Estate shop outside the site.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Morrisons (MH access) and Tesco in Skipton, about 8 miles from the site.

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Directions

From West and East: turn off the A59 (Gisburn - Harrogate) at Bolton Bridge roundabout onto the B6160 (signposted Bolton Abbey). In 1 mile pass through Bolton Priory archway (width restriction 2.8 metres, height restriction 3.3 metres). Continue for 2 miles and turn right at the Club sign. The Site entrance is through double gates ahead. From South: Continue on the A65 until the roundabout with the A59, then turn right (signposted Harrogate). In 3 miles at Bolton Bridge roundabout turn left onto B6160 (signposted Bolton Abbey). In about 3 miles turn right into Site car park. The Site entrance is through double gates ahead. Bolton Priory archway has restricted width of 2.8 metres and height of 3.3 metres. Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. The waiting area is very restricted.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BD23 6AN
GPS:
Lat 54.00309 / Lon -1.911556
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OS field ref:
SE059564
OS map ref:
104
Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ilkley and Grassington
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Pretty and well laid out site but a few niggles

Stayed here for 6 nights in April 2021. Glorious weather which made this site even prettier and we enjoyed the visiting wildlife, including a deer standing behind our outfit. The staff team were warm and welcoming, despite having to cope with Covid rules and regulations. We didn't use the toilet or shower facilities so cannot comment. We were concerned that not all site users were observing the Covid rules. We noticed several large groups exceeding the Rule of 6 and some of these were inside awnings. Unfortunately the real niggles were around dogs - or more to the point, their owners. The site has a really good dog walk. Its not very long but well kept and absolutely perfect for early morning and late nights and our dogs were very grateful for it. There are numerous dog waste bins on site, which sadly were ignored by some owners and on two occasions, we had to pick up other people's dog mess whilst walking our dogs. The site ruling of a lead being no longer than 2 meters was also sometimes ignored, especially where flexi leads were used and also it would appear that some owners are unable to read or understand the signage which stated all dogs to be on leads at all times. Some owners totally ignored this on the dog walk. One further point to consider, if screaming children are not your idea of peace and quiet, then you need to pick the days of your stay and aim for the weekend. The site is next door to a school and due to the good weather, the students were encouraged to be outside. Self expression is encouraged at this type of education facility...be warned !

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Quietest campsite ever stayed at.

We were grateful for all the help and advice upon arrival by the wardens. They helped us decide on the best plot for us, which turned out to be perfect. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our weeks stay when we had the most perfect weather. It has to be said that this is the quietest site at night that we have ever stayed at in five years of caravanning. The location is great for seeing wildlife and lambs, which at this time of year are everywhere. We very much enjoyed the walks with our dog from the camp site and around the Dales. Our only negative was that it would be nice to have a small area somewhere where we could let the dog off the lead to play with a ball.
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Beautiful small site

Just returned from a weekend at Bolton abbey caravan park, really enjoyed our stay, lovely site, friendly staff, clean facilities and fantastic river walk to Bolton priory will definitely be returning thanks to all the staff for their hard work in these Covid times x
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Great as ever

My only Caravan and Motorhome booking for this year: 2 nights from October 22nd to 24th - but it is one of my favourite sites so I was very glad to be able to get booked on before the end of the season. I was curious as to what to expect given current times: less busy than sometimes but superbly run. Facilities immaculate as ever and a very good system in place for the toilet and shower block - so long as you didn’t have a mental aberration on exit (Me!!) and forget to take your band off the pegs on the way out. Yvonne was very accepting of my profuse apologies! Thank you, Yvonne! These guys work their socks off to keep the site immaculate and Covid-safe making it possible for me and others to have a couple of days away from the relentlessness of the present. Thank you very much from a very grateful Motor-homer!
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A beautiful spot to stay.

The site is on the Bolton Abbey estate, however Bolton Abbey is a few miles away. You can walk there or take a short drive to it. Saying that, there are plenty of walks near to the site. The riverside walk is excellent, however you have to follow the one way route in places to comply with Covid rules. A map leaflet wasn’t available, so it was a little more difficult to plan. There are direction map boards in places on the route, but memorising it is a little difficult to do. We did manage it though. Good boots is very useful on most of the walks. There are easy paths as well, but does limit your walk. The site is small and laid out nicely, there are two different levels to it, but we had a pitch which was level for our motorhome. So you may need ramps for some of the other pitches. The staff were helpful and friendly and did their best to make us feel safe. Other visitors at the time were generally abiding by the rules, although on one occasion it didn’t. I had to leave the toilet block when there was more than should be in there, despite a spare holder for my band. Some people didn’t bother, but that was just one occasion, the majority did follow the rules. The toilet facilities are looking a bit tired and could do with upgrading. We enjoyed watching the ducks, pheasants and squirrels from our van which was amusing at times. We have two dogs and there is a short walk on site for them, but there are plenty of places where you could walk them anyway. Dogs do need to be kept on a lead at all times, which isn’t a problem for us. I believe it apples not just to the site, but the whole estate. Fabulous place, I would highly recommend it.
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Telephone:
01756 710433

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.