Free Parking @ Bolton Abbey (Yorkshire)
If you’re there early enough, go along the road signposted ‘Storiths’ off the a59 – the minor road that goes on the other side of the Wharfe.
After a ford and a couple of steep bits, it opens out and there’s usually some parking on the RH side. There used to be more, but the estate closed it off because they are money-grubbers.
Alternatively by the side of the road just after the bridge at Barden Tower. Still OK for the riverside walks, but fills up v quick. You can often park on the main Bolton Abbey/Burnsall road near the Barden Tower junction too.Posted 4 years agothe teaboyMember
the estate closed it off because they are money-grubbers
Not sure I agree – the upkeep of the estate is bloody expensive and I understand (though can’t be bothered to go to Companies House to check) that they make very little profit from the parking.
The cafe is another thing entirely – money-grubbers…
As for free parking, the Addingham side of the A59 roundabout is usually ok, though a bit of a walk from the Estate.Posted 4 years agoChrisEMember
Go in the big car park (at teh bottom) tell the gatehouse man that you are eating at the Cavendish rooms (in teh car-park) then it’s free. I sometimes wave and drive through and never been stopped!
Other way is leave car on the old bridge back at the A59 roundabout. it’s only 1Km level road to Bolton Abbey from there
CPosted 4 years ago
7 quid isn’t a lot is it?
It’s true – and the Duke of Devonshire certainly needs the dosh. I hear he’s still worth well under a billion 🙂
I’d gladly hand over parking money to the Bolton Abbey Estate if it was prepared to open up more than a tiny fraction of its moors to us lot. A couple of weeks ago I came across one of their No Cycling signs planted more than a mile from the end of a public bridleway.Posted 4 years agoSiBMember
Stay at eh Devonshire Arms and its free, same if you stay at the Devonshire Fell a bit further on. Devonshire Arms very nice but very ‘stuffy’ (ass in posh), Devenshire Fell much more relaxed but still very nice with fantastic views over the village (cant remember name of village though), river and hills
Cheaper just paying the £7 though!Posted 4 years ago
johndoh – Member
Pay the parking fee you tight-fisted sod.
Says he who spends hours going round all the light fittings in his house instead of getting a sparky n to do it properly. @kettlecallingpot…
Cheers again to everyone else, even your input portlyone – it’s just that trailering 3 children and 3 other adults from Leeds is beyond my cycling abilities. 😳 😉Posted 4 years ago
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