Bolton Abbey Village
OS grid reference:- SE 074 541
Attractive Bolton Abbey Village lies 22 miles to the north-west of Leeds and just to the east of Skipton. The village is situated in Wharfedale, near the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The village acquires its name from Bolton Abbey, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. The quaint village stands adjacent to the Bolton Abbey Estate, which includes the abbey ruins. The abbey's church of St Mary and St Cuthbert is now the parish church of the village. The Bolton Abbey Estate currently belongs to the Dukes of Devonshire, and was previously owned by the Dukes of Cumberland.
Bolton Abbey has a number of cottages, a post office, a book store, tea rooms and an hotel, the Devonshire Arms. There is also a large but expensive car park. The Bolton Abbey terminus of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is close to the village, where steam trains run to the village of Embsay, near to the market town of Skipton.