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Bolton Abbey Town Information

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The beautiful ruins of 12th century Bolton Abbey mix with waterfalls and meadows to provide an atmospheric setting, which inspired the great 19th century artist Turner to capture it on canvas.

The nave of the priory has been turned into the parish church while the grounds are part of a magnificent estate owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
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Bolton Abbey ruins Photo © David Benbennick
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Photo: David Bennbennick CCL

Barden Tower Bolton Abbey Photo © rozinante
Barden Tower Bolton Abbey -
Photo: rozinante CCL

blank image Wordsworth based his poem ‘The White Doe of Rylstone’ (1815) on a local legend.

Two miles from the village is the ruin of 15th century Barden Tower above an old humpbacked bridge.