Bolton Castle is a castle Castle in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales the northern English county of North Yorkshire.
The castle is of very compact plant. Set around a courtyard residential buildings are three stories high, while the four corner towers were originally five stories high. The castle was so pretty strongly fortified; However, no flanking or a drawbridge gate towers were available.
The castle is mostly known as a place where the Mary Queen of Scots was held in 1568 for half a year in prison, and as a location for period films, such as Ivanhoe - The Black Knight, Elizabeth, Heartbeat, and The Doctor and the love cattle. Francis Knollys, who brought the volatile Mary Stuart on the instructions of Elizabeth I (England) there, said: "The highest walls of any house he had seen".
Richard le Scrope had the castle built from 1378 to 1399. Descendants of the Scrope family - the Lords Bolton - own it still, but living since 1678 in Bolton Hall.