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A Day At Bolton Abbey & the Steam Railway

 Bolton Abbey is the estate within which is located the ruined 12th-century Augustinian Bolton Priory in North Yorkshire, England. It gives its name to the parish of Bolton Abbey.


The monastery was originally founded at Embsay in 1120. Led by a prior, 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. The land at Bolton, as well as other resources, were given to the order by Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle in 1154.

The railway was built in 1888 and is one and a half miles from the Abbey. 

The day that we visited was part of  a 'Thomas the Tank Engine' weekend special. 





Published 06/03/2013