Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Bolton Abbey

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey

Catgill Farm was first opened as a tents only campsite in 2014, and has grown to be one of the most popular campsites in the Yorkshire Dales. It's set in the rolling meadows just outside Bolton Abbey, and is near the remarkable ruins of Bolton Abbey Priory. Bolton Abbey village is a 15 minute stroll down the lane. There is still a simple farm at the heart of the campsite, with marshmallows are sold from the door – but there are now electric hook-ups for campervans, bell tents with hot tubs hidden in the trees and even a trio of timber pods with all mod-cons inside. Catgill Farm has a 2 night Minimum Stay during high season and be sure to book early.

The camping meadow at Catgill Farm can handle around 160 tents at any one time and there is plenty of space for children to play. Glamping pods, each sleeping six, offer an almost holiday cottage experience – think en-suite shower room, compact kitchen, a television and Wi-Fi – yet still boast the views and campfire-side evenings that every camper yearns for. Bell tents, meanwhile, keep things strictly under canvas but still boast the same main attraction as the pods – private wood-fired hot tubs for evenings bubbling beneath the stars. It’s a far cry from the rustic camping days of old!

Catgill Farm offers lots to of places to visit and places to eat nearby - it’s just a 15-minute walk along a footpath to the Devonshire Arms, with outdoor seating, good food and local beers. In the opposite direction, the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Factory is a half-hour stroll away. And, of course, if that sounds like too many calories the real luxury is healthy and free to everyone: the Dales Way footpath stretching just beyond the farm and miles upon miles of the Yorkshire Dales beyond for walks that all the family will enjoy.


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Facilities

Spacious pitches with a large grassy area and small stream with woodland on site that kids love to play in. Electric hook up and a modern shower block with hot showers, washbasins and toilets, including a dedicated disabled/family room in both male and female washrooms. Wash basins have plugs for hairdryers, straighteners and electric razors. There's also a separate washing up room with 6 sinks and 3 fridge-freezers you can use. Bell tents sleep up to 4 people, with a king-sized bed and futons (all bedding, linen and towels provided), a wood-burner, bedside tables, lamps, coffee table, blanket box, crockery, cutlery, utensils and a sink. They share a private shower and toilet pod, which is located nearby and also has an sink outside for pot washing. Timber pods sleep 6, with a double bed, 2 single bunk beds and a sofa bed. They have a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite shower rooms, Wi-Fi, a TV and central heating. All glamping accommodation (pods and bell tents) have their own, private, wood-fired hot tubs and outdoor space.

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, families, groups, dogs – yes. Caravans and motorhomes – no.

Nearby

The campsite is on a number of excellent footpaths and those heading north will take you quickly into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The River Wharfe meanders through the middle of the valley and just north of the village is The Strid, a notorious and impressive part of the river where the normally wide, gently flowing water is forced at high speed through a deep and narrow channel. Bolton Abbey (01756 718009) is just under a mile's walk away to the east and is free to enter (though £7 to park). Embasy & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (01756 710614) is a similar distance to the south. Hesketh Farm Park (01756 710444), around the corner, is a pleasant family attraction: A working sheep and beef farm with animals to feed and stroke, tractor tours and a straw maze. Skipton lies just over 5 miles to the west, with a bustling high street, good pubs and restaurants plus a medieval castle (01756 792442) to visit. Ilkley's 14th century Manor House and the famous Bettys Tea Rooms (01904 659142) are also worth a visit. 

Food & Drink

There's a small shop onsite selling essentials. A few pubs and restaurants are close at hand, including the 350 year old Devonshire Arms (01756 710441) with both its own brassiere and a Michelin-starred restaurant, The Burlington (01756 718155). But it's tea rooms that are the staple here, with Bolton Abbey Tea Cottage (01756 718000) serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea from its splendid position overlooking the priory ruins and river Wharfe. The Victorian-built Cavendish Pavillion (01756 710245), serves hot and cold refreshments throughout the day while Tea on the Green (01756 718000), in the village, offers soups, sandwiches and cakes as well as a takeaway service – perfect for a riverside picnic. The Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour (01756 710685) is also worth a mention. This a kooky '50s style diner serves tasty homemade ice cream as well as meals throughout the day. The quaint little village of Addingham to the south also offers several decent places to eat and drink.

Opening Times

March–November.

Family Friendly

The lumps and bumps of this rolling camping meadow are all a part of its charm. This is real Yorkshire farmland and with so much space, marvellous Bolton Abbey on the doorstep and Hesketh Farm Park around the corner, the kids certainly won't be complaining.

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The Owner Says

We are a small family run campsite in an idyllic location with spectacular views across the Wharfe valley. Offering a unique overnight experience on the Chatsworth Estate in the heart of Bolton Abbey within easy reach of local amenities and picturesque towns and villages. Offering a central location with plenty to do for all ages and in any weather. The campsite, close to Bolton Abbey, is the perfect base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A fantastic site for either an action packed family holiday or a tranquil relaxing break.
Minimum 3 night-stay on Bank Holiday and 2 night stay on High Season (July 1st – September 1st).

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Accommodation

160 grass tent pitches (30 with electric hook-up), 3 pods and 2 bell tents.

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Location

Contact Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping, Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6HA

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Getting There

From Ilkley take the A65 towards Skipton, After a couple of miles turn right towards Addingham then almost immediately right again. Follow the road to the junction and turn right. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and at the roundabout go straight on towards Bolton Abbey. In the centre of Bolton Abbey turn left (signposted Hesketh Farm Park) and proceed for about ¾ of a mile, the campsite is on the right hand side.

From Skipton or Harrogate take the A59 towards Bolton Abbey. At the Bolton Abbey roundabout take the exit towards the village, turn left in the centre of the village and proceed for about ¾ of a mile. The campsite is on the right hand side.

The Pride of the Dales bus no 74 runs between Ilkley and Grassington approximately every 2 hours from Monday to Saturday. A Sunday service on route 800/805 also runs between Ilkley and Grassington. The nearest train station is Ilkley – trains run to and from Leeds every 30 minutes.

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