Bolton Abbey

The vast estate of Bolton Abbey covers 30,000 acres of moorland, woodlands and agricultural lands etched with footpaths and streams. On the southern edge of the Dales, it has served as the Yorkshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire since the 18th century. It’s classic James Herriot country, and in the new All Creatures Great and Small locations around the estate feature in the series;  firstly as the location for Sharp’s Farm, which James pays a visit to on a number of occasions to attend to his cows.

At the heart of the estate sits the 12th-century ruins of Bolton Priory overlooking the River Wharfe. Seek out the ruins of Barden Tower and you’ll find beside it the magnificent 17th-century three-arched humpbacked Barden Bridge crossing a scenic section of the river. James runs into a spot of bother while crossing this bridge on his commute with Hugh in episode three of All Creatures Great and Small.

You can stream the series so far on My5 or catch up with the latest episode on Sundays at 6pm on Channel 5. You can catch the rest of the series on Tuesdays at 9pm on Channel 5.



Dales Way, Skipton BD23 6AL

Planning a visit?

For further inspiration for planning your visit and things to do in the area, visit the Bolton Abbey Website