Bolton Priory - Landscape Photographs from the Yorkshire Dales

19th February 2018
On my recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales we spent the afternoon at the Bolton Abbey Estate. We completed a long walk throughout the days visiting the many attractions found all along the River Wharf. The main landmark of the estate is the 12th-century Augustinian monastery. Being a Sunday, the area was very busy with visitors and the huge car parks were nearly full.

The main landmark on the estate is the Priory Church and the remaining Ruins of the Augustinian Priory which sits right next to a bend in the River Wharf. The land on which the priory sits was originally gifted to the Augustinian canons in the 11th Centenary. The remains of the church are in a Gothic style and is still a working priory with weekly services.


Bolton Priory


Bolton Priory


Luckily the size of the estate meant that it was never too crowded and we were able to enjoy the long walk from the Bolton Abbey Village up past the Cavendish Pavilion following the River Wharf to the Strid.

'The Strid' is a famous spot on the River Wharfe close to Bolton Abbey where the river is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks. Underneath the water are deep channels and caverns created by the narrowing of the river, the ledges are heavily undercut making this stretch of river known around the world as one of the most dangerous.


The Strid - Bolton Abbey Estate


The Strid - Bolton Abbey Estate


River Wharf at the Strid - Bolton Abbey Estate

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