Situated on a hillside overlooking the spectacular scenery of Wensleydale, this tiny walled vineyard of 100 vines was replanted in 2016 (grape var. Rondo) and does well to survive the blustery weather. It is part of the medieval-style gardens lovingly recreated and which also include a dyers' border, Mary Garden, herb garden and maze.
Bolton Castle recently came 17th in a feature run by the Independent on Sunday on ‘The 50 best wedding venues.’
The article featured a wide variety of venues from ‘romantic woodland retreats to chic city hotels, and described Bolton Castle as ‘One of the most majestic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales, this historic venue (famous as the holding ground of Mary Queen of Scots on her way from Scotland to Tutbury) has long been a popular choice for wedding receptions and, more recently, for civil ceremonies