Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site (REF : STW)

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 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

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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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Small quiet site in a great location.

Super staff and very good facilities. Lovely location to visit the historical monuments nearby, and to walk this part of the Dales Way and the lovely Moorland either side of the river valley. The walk to Simon's seat via The Strid is particularly beautiful. Bus stop outside the site is good for travelling to Grassington or Ilkley, also Skipton. No shops or evening facilities within walking distance, except for the tea shop near the site entrance.

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Great site

Second time we've visited this site and I can't recomend this site highley enough. It's a clean and well kept with beautiful surounding. There's a great walk from the site that follows the river wharf down to the Abbey and back up the other side is great for both adults and kids alike. And the staff are second to none, happy, smile and can't do enough to help, great site, great staff. Spot on.

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A lovely quiet site

This was my first stay at this site and I hope it won’t be my last. I’d arrived from a busy (not C&MC) site at Scarborough, and what a lovely change it was. I was immediately made to feel welcome on arrival and also on the couple of occasions I went back to reception to use the shop. The location is excellent in woodlands and with no noise from the road passing the site, and I had an excellent ride out on my bike to Burnsall, Appletreewick and Skipton. There are also very good walks in the area.i hope to return before too long.
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Beautiful site in a beautiful area

We stayed here for 4 nights recently. As one of the other reviewers said I don’t want to say too many good things as it may then get completely booked up! Firstly finding the site is a bit tricky as you go past Bolton abbey thinking the site will be just around the corner but it’s not! Keep driving and it is sign posted. The archway that a few reviewers have mentioned isn’t too much of an issue. We’ve got a swift sprite major 6td and we fitted through ok. On arrival we received a friendly greeting. The site is small so choosing a pitch is straightforward. The pitches were fairly flat and easy to pitch up on. We had a non awning pitch which didn’t give us very much room to set up table and chairs but we created a little private area behind the car. The facilities were clean and the showers were decent. Some reviewers mentioned that there were only 4 showers which is correct but we never had a problem having one. Everyone on site was so helpful and friendly. We are quite new to caravanning so any advice is always appreciated. We love the community spirit you get on the sites and I think so far this has been our favourite. Our little boy made lots of friends while we were there and the site felt safe for him to play near the caravan although there is no play area. There is an information hut with tourist leaflets in which was great. We got a voucher for bogof for the Bolton Abbey steam railway. We loved this site and would love to come back again. Thanks to the wardens who really look after the site to a high standard.
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Very Good Site in an excellent location

The site would have scored a 5 but for the fact that the amenities block was a bit tired with a few plumbing issues. However the block was kept immaculately clean and well looked after by the wardens which I'm sure could have been a bit challenging at times. The wardens were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them . The site was in an excellent location and I wish we had booked for a longer stay. We will definately return.

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01756 710433

Site information

Please Note: The 2019 UCI Road World Championships cycling event takes place in Yorkshire during September and on Thursday 26th the road outside the site will be closed between 13:20pm and 14:45pm.

Essential tree works will be taking place on site from the 28 October till 1 November. There may be some noise and disruption during this time.