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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Bolton Abbey..

We stayed at Bolton Abbey for 6 nights,we had researched the area and the access to the campsite as we have a motorhome,we were very surprised when driving through Bolton Abbey village to come across an archway spanning the road which narrowed the width of the road considerably.we would liked to have had some prior knowledge of this as my husbands heart missed a beat ..The campsite is in a lovely location and great walking area,but saying that there is a charge of £2.00 per person to walk in Bolton Abbey wood and grounds..we found both wardens very helpful as my husband had made an error with our booking (missing out one night in the middle of our stay..) but this was soon sorted out which he was very grateful for..The campsite was very clean and tidy and the facilities were extremely clean and the band system in place worked reasonably well as along as you remembered your band..when we arrived we had a considerable wait to book in but it was unfortunate that so many people arrived at the same time but the wardens dealt with everyone quickly and effectively ..
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Prettiest site on the network for me The walks are amazing with wildlife in abundance, we watched a heron fishing in the river wharfs most evenings and also saw dippers, plenty of rabbits and squirrels We also bumped into a dear in the woods not far from the site Great pub in Appletreewick called the Craven arms Only issue we had was my booking form stated 12.00 arrival and we arrived at about 12.15 along with plenty of others -when it’s apparently 13.00 arrival - we all got told off by both the warden outside and then repeated by his other half in the office, who couldn’t believe the club had sent out booking confirmations saying 12.0 arrival - will know for next time Will definitely return
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Lovely quiet site set in the beautiful Bolton Abbey estate. Lovely walks from the site and well signed during Covid. Will definitely be back.
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Great site, bit remote

Lovely site in a great location for exploring Bolton Abbey estate. However if you are in a motorhome its difficult to explore further afield without taking the van out. We had a car with us as well which proved invaluable. We explored Ilkley Moor, Bingley Locks, Malham and Skipton. Both pubs a bit too far away from site to get an evening meal. It's also worth pointing out that dogs have to be on a lead on the Bolton Abbey estate and are not allowed at all on Barden Moor, Simons seat or valley of desolation. . Can't fault the site for cleanliness/ staff etc

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Beautiful location, and great staff.

We only stayed 2 nights, so only had one full day there. Although it was torrential rain we did a lovely circular, woodland walk along the river to Bolton Abbey. The whole area is stunning.
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01756 710433

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Please Note: To gain walking access to the Bolton Abbey Estate and its facilities for the duration of your stay, tickets can be purchased for £2 per person from the site shop (card payment only).