The 12th century abbey ruined in the
Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII
The Bolton Abbey property includes 30,000 acres of land.
In the story... Spencer
and Diana spend a few days here during their northern
progress in 1855. It's a chance for Spencer to impress Diana with one more component of his future inheritance when
he becomes the 8th Duke of Devonshire.
The wide, slow, shallow River Wharfe twists 90 degrees to pass violently through the narrow, deep Strid on the Bolton Abbey
estate. It looks like an easy jump across but it's unforgiving if you fall in.