Bolton Priory

Bolton Abbey
Some more views of Bolton Abbey and Bolton Priory

Bolton Priory is a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, and adjacent to Bolton Abbey (which is actually the name of the village, and not the priory ruin itself !)

Following Henry VIII's "Dissolution of the Monasteries" much of Bolton Priory fell in to disrepair, though the priory church has remained in use in to modern times.

Set in a picturesque location Bolton Priory is a well known and much loved beauty spot which is particularly popular with visitors from nearby Bradford and Leeds at weekends and Bank Holidays. There is even a sandy beach here (formed naturally by the meandering river) and stepping stones and a bridge where the river can be crossed.

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