Self-Guided Educational Visits

Bolton Abbey is a stunning location for a self-guided educational school visit.

The ancient Priory Ruins and the River Wharfe are the perfect location to cover history, geography (tourism) and R.E. This area is within an easily walkable distance from the car park and lavatories.

Alternatively you can enjoy a walk alongside the river and through the wood to the Cavendish Pavilion and then return past the Priory Ruins to the car park. This route follows the Welly Walk (in place from May half term until October half term) providing the perfect opportunity for adventure.

Risk assessment guidance

It is your responsibility to carry out a site-specific risk assessment in advance of your visit. These guidelines will help you prepare for your visit to Bolton Abbey and ensure that you and your group have a safe and enjoyable learning experience when you are here.

We recommend you cover:

  • Road crossing
  • The stepping stones (use the bridge instead)
  • The welly walk (in place from May half term until October half term).
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