Living History Civil War Weekend at Bolton Castle

Living History Civil War Weekend at Bolton Castle


Discover the Past at Bolton Castle’s Civil War Weekend

Dates: Saturday 29 June & Sunday 30 June
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Free with Entry to Bolton Castle

Enjoy Bolton Castle’s Rich History

Join in for a fascinating weekend at Bolton Castle, where history comes alive. Learn about the intriguing role the castle played during one of Britain’s most tumultuous periods.

Witness the Turmoil of the Civil War

  • Understand the critical role of Bolton Castle in the 1642 Civil War between King Charles I and Parliament.
  • Learn about the king’s execution in 1649 and Britain’s transition into a Republic.
  • Explore the castle’s siege and surrender in November 1645, marking a pivotal moment in the war.

Living Historians: Bringing History to Life

  • Engage with expert ‘Living Historians’ for a deeper understanding of the ‘Three Kingdoms’ War.
  • Handle authentic arms and armour from the era, offering a tactile connection to history.
  • Delve into personal stories of divided loyalties and family conflicts during the war.

Bolton Castle: A Must-Visit Historical Destination in Yorkshire

More than just a Civil War landmark, Bolton Castle in Wensleydale is a treasure trove of activities:

  • From family adventures to educational tours, the castle is a hub of engaging experiences.
  • Step back in time with sights, sounds, and aromas that bring this medieval castle’s history to life.

A Legacy Preserved

As one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country, Bolton Castle showcases over 600 years of history. Still owned by Lord Bolton, a direct descendant of Sir Richard le Scrope, the castle’s original owner, it remains a testament to Britain’s rich historical heritage.

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Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET
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29th Jun - 30th Jun, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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