Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site (REF : STW)

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AN

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Ideal for ...

  • 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 the 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

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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.

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 about 3 miles 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
Plan a route to this site
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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Enjoyed our stay but......

Enjoyed our weeks stay at Bolton Abbey apart from a few niggles. We have just stayed at Bolton Abbey which must have been the last full week before it closes and we ran out of Propane gas and the site had no bottles due to its impending closure which was very inconvenient as we were unable to get any anywhere in the area, why the wardens couldn’t stock some for next opening I’ve no idea but we couldn’t use our oven most of the stay?. Been coming here for many years but first time with our new dog and yes the walks from the site are nice through the woods but it seems dogs are not welcome off site in the area as we came across many signs saying “ No dogs allowed” not even allowed on a leash even up to Simon’s seat a favourite walk of ours. Yes the toilet block does need a bit of modernising and the broadband was also iffy!.Perhaps on reflection we won’t be returning for a while.

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Great in October!

Our first time at this site and what a gem! The walks form the site are great with the leaves turning into their autumn colours it was a site to behold. The site is neat and well maintained and whilst you need a booster cable for the TV you get 8 channels to choose from. Our dog loved the walks even though she needed to stay on the lead in the woods, this rule was not observed by many though! This is lovely site and Yorkshire is a great county to visit!
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Great site but beware the estate car parks

The Club Site is in a good location and there are many walks easily accessed from the site. Beware driving to any of the estate car parks. The cost for the day is almost the same as an overnight stay on site! Charges are not clear until you are entering the car parks. Facilities are acceptable on site but showers do need some updating. Grassington and Skipton warrant a trip out but be careful where you park in Skipton if driving a motorhome. The Bolton Abbey to Embsay railway seems like a good outing but we were disappointed by the facilities at each end with the cafes being inadequatre to cater for a sudden inrush of passengers and they were most uninviting.
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Bolton Abbey

The site is in a nice location, and having a tea room just outside he gate is a bonus! The shower block is looking a little dated now and could do with a refurbishment to bring it up to date, but all the other facilities are fine. There's plenty of walks around the area, and shopping in Skipton.
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Lovely little site .

Just back from a 6 night stay at this lovely site , great location stunning scenery & with plenty of walking routes through & around the Abbey estate you are spoiled for choice. Easy drive to Harrogate & Harlow Carr & many local villagers to visit with Grassington worthy of a mention , plenty of tea rooms abound the area too , the old school house tea room at Hebden do a fantastic breakfast . One word of caution & the only negative comments I have is the usual short route to the site off the A59 is closed due to sewer work in the village , other longer alternative routes are do able with extreme caution with some of the local drivers seeming totally unable or unwilling to help with their aggressive driving manners . In fact the only alternative routes are deemed unusable to caravans / motorhomes it's in the club hand book . Lastly well kept site with great wardens .
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