Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is an estate in in North Yorkshire which takes its name from the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery — now generally known as Bolton Priory. The estate is open to visitors. Bolton Abbey was technically a priory, despite its name. It was founded in 1154 by the Augustinian order, on the banks of the River Wharfe.


It reputedly haunted by the ghost of an Augustinian Canon. It was apparently witnessed by the Marquis of Hartington in 1912, who provided a very good description of the apparition.


Pictured left is Bolton Abbey courtesy of John Armagh.

Estate Office,

Bolton Abbey,


North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX.


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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Bolton Abbey is a village in North Yorkshire, England.

It is situated 22 miles northwest of Leeds.

Pictured left is an aerial view of Bolton Abbey courtesy of Dr. John Wells. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.