Bolton is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, about north west of Appleby-in-Westmorland, and on the River Eden. According to the census of 2001, it had a population of 416, increasing to 435 at the 2011 Census.
Bolton has a pub called the Eden Vale Inn, two schools, a primary school called Bolton Primary School, a church called All Saints Church, and a Priory school called Eden Grove School which is now closed. Anthony Salvin designed Crossrigg Hall. Bewley Castle, a medieval residence of the bishops of Carlisle.
There is a story told that a castle servant named Marget Dawe once murdered a highwayman named Belted Will Scott, after he gained entrance to the castle dressed as a woman.