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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site

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 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
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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Lovely site

Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site
Stayed on this site for 5 nights last week. It is a lovely site,with walking straight from the site. 5 mins walk you are down to the strid and can walk along the river to Bolton Abbey or alternatively drive. Lots of other walks around the area too. The wardens Lawrence & Yvonne were a credit to the site. They kept it well maintained and were very helpful and friendly.

JeanMc

Reviewed on 13/07/2021 17:14

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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site
This was our first visit to the site. With an Autotrail highline motorhome we were a little concerned by the Bolton Abbey Arch. Fear not, just line yourself up straight and proceed slowly through the arch. There is only a couple of cm's clearance either side on the wing mirrors, but the height is fine so long as you do not have a satellite dome on top. The site is amazing and both the relief and normal wardens were very friendly and helpful. You can walk for miles through the estate either side of the river, the two tea rooms at Strid and Cavendish pavilion are both good. We will definitely be back

TonyG

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Reviewed on 02/07/2021 12:56

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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site
This is only my second stay on a site with my motorhome and what a stay it was from start to finish, i loved every second Laurence and Yvonne who are the wardens come across as very caring and very helpful and they will do anything to make your stay enjoyable.I havnt done much in the way of motorhoming since getting the motorhome on the 22nd of march 2020 then covid hit so couldnt go out in her till just now june 2021 so i didnt know what to expect i did camping as a kid but still not really knowing what to do or where to go but i neednt of worried as Laurence and Yvonne helped me so much and thankyou to them for being there , the site is really clean and well maintained from grass to rubbish removal from the recycling area and site areas are spotless my only downside was wifi was nill and tv signal was nil untill i purchased a tv aerial wire which i plugged into the sites free tv booster ( yes i paid for the wire but thats my fault for not buying one before i left ) then we could watch the tv the wifi is a different story no signal on that or mobile phone even with my own dongle (which also didnt work ) i then resorted into using the sites wifi which wasnt cheap at £3.50 for 24 hours and wasnt fast at all , i can do without many things but wifi isnt one of them , apart from that all was well and enjoyed the quiet and the banter with the other campers they are some lovely people .I am no walker but my wife said to me we are walking to Bolton Abbey and im so glad i remembered how to walk further than to the fridge because is was really nice and out in the sun and fresh air was really rewarding .Enjoyed the whole 4 days i was there and will be back again this year some time once i get the feeling back in my feet after a 6 mile walk ….. Give it a try get rid of the Covid cobwebs and enjoy

karenkevlar

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Reviewed on 01/07/2021 22:38

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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site
We stopped for 2 nights after travelling Scotland and was greeted by very helpful wardens, unfortunately no access to 4g and u will need to purchase the clubs WiFi which was a bit hit and miss and u need to have a long aerial or can purchase from site to beable to watch TV. Lovely clean wash rooms and toilets etc, this campsite is on a huge estate with lots of walks, tea rooms and ice cream hut, ideal for families and couple. Unfortunately unable to use a bike on the estate grounds but take your walking shoes and can walk all directions for hours. Absolutely loved it here and would recommend and return.

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 15:35

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Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site
Spent 3 nights here recently. The site is perfect if all you want to do is walk. Footpaths galore, direct from the site! Good clean facilities and friendly wardens. The site is surrounded by trees and has quite a number within the site boundary. As on many sites the trees could do with some cutting back. We will return.

rajminder

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Reviewed on 17/06/2021 16:17

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01756 710433

Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

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.