Sir John Savile’s Historical Weekend at Bolton Castle

Sir John Savile's Historical Weekend at Bolton Castle


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Step into History with Sir John Savile at Bolton Castle

Dates: Saturday 15 June & Sunday 16 June
Time: 10am to 5pm
Admission: Free with Castle Entry

Experience a Vivid Medieval Weekend

Join the engaging weekend with Sir John Savile, the Sheriff of Yorkshire, at historic Bolton Castle. Witness the castle come to life in this unique event.

Historical Re-enactments and Demonstrations

  • See re-enactors bring to life medieval archery and swordsmanship.
  • Discover the intricacies of combat with traditional weapons like pollaxes.
  • Observe the daily life of the castle’s inhabitants during times of peace and conflict.

Interactive and Educational Activities

  • Participate in various hands-on activities, suitable for all family members.
  • Engage with the history and culture of medieval Yorkshire through immersive experiences.

Explore Bolton Castle: A Hub of Adventure and Learning

Bolton Castle in Wensleydale is not just a historical site but a destination filled with diverse experiences:

  • Whether it’s a family outing or an educational trip, the castle offers a wealth of activities.
  • Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas that vividly recreate the medieval ambiance.

A Legacy of Over Six Centuries

Bolton Castle, one of the UK’s most well-preserved medieval castles, offers a window into the past. Constructed as a symbol of grandeur and luxury, it is still owned by Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the original owner, Sir Richard le Scrope.

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Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET
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15th Jun - 16th Jun, 2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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