Bolton Castle, a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, is located in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, England. The nearby settlement Castle Bolton takes its name from the castle.
It was built between 1378 and 1399 by Richard le Scrope, Lord Chancellor, and is an example of a quadrangular castle. The castle, now a tourist attraction, is still owned by the descendants of the Scrope family. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War, but much of it remains. Mary, Queen of Scots, was held for six months in the castle.
Several movies and television productions have used the site as a location including Ivanhoe, Elizabeth, Heartbeat, and All Creatures Great and Small.
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