"Nestled in the shadow of the impressive ruins of Barden Tower, a grade 1 listed building with superb views of the valley and surrounding hills, The Priests House has a fine reputation for excellent cuisine and service. Whether for a quiet meal, an intimate and exclusive wedding, a private function, a music night or a genuine medieval banquet this is a quite unique North Yorkshire venue. Both the House and the "Old Chapel" are steeped in history and charm, retaining most original features such as real log fires, dark oak beamed ceilings and paned windows. As soon as you set foot inside you know this is a place with a special ambience."

Special Events


Ideal for special celebrations, whether birthdays, anniversaries, music nights or corporate events.

Intimate Weddings


Perfect for romantic and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions in a

truly fabulous Yorkshire Dales setting.




Medieval Banquets


No matter the occasion, a medieval night at The Priests House is a night to behold. This is an event of joviality amongst friends or colleagues, a time to get to know each other in a totally different environment.

Open for Sunday lunch and occasional lunch and evenings, functions permitting. Booking essential.



"Why not combine your event or evening with an overnight or weekend stay at the Barden Bunk Barn. It sleeps up to 24 and is located on the same site as The Priests House. Perfect so you can enjoy your evening without having to worry about driving home. See Barden Bunk Barn".


Latest News



Work is well on with the roof, drainage and roof repairs. Chapel windows replacement commenced. External works expected to be complete by 6th March - weather permitting.


Note that the A59 between Bolton Bridge and Blubberhouses is closed due to a landslip. Alternatives are via Ilkley and Addingham if coming from Leeds / Bradford, or via Thruscross and Grassington if from Harrogate. Please allow some extra time.

Upcoming Events



We are having a wedding fayre in the newly renovated chapel .


Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June - 11am to 3pm.

The Priests House

Barden Tower

Bolton Abbey


North Yorkshire

BD23 6AS


TEL: 01756 720616

E-MAIL : debbie@thepriestshouse.net