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.
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.