Yorkshire is known for its picturesque open landscapes. The country's beauty is captured by castle ruins and the endless hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Some of Yorkshire's biggest attractions are the medieval buildings and castles, historic spa towns and scenic walks. Also, the abundance of boutique and luxury hotels and the many award-winning restaurants make this hauntingly gorgeous county a popular tourist destination.
If you are unsure which hotels in Yorkshire would suit your needs, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the best luxury hotels in Yorkshire to help make the decision easier.
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Top 12 Luxury Hotels In Yorkshire
When it comes to luxury hotels, Yorkshire doesn't disappoint. Check out our top twelve recommendations for the best luxury hotels in the county.
Woodhall Hotel & Spa is located in West Yorkshire, just a stone's throw away from the beach. This luxury country house hotel in Wetherby has 44 guest rooms and four pet-friendly rooms. Each room is a blend of modern-day comforts with the historic charm of a vintage country house.
The hotel features family rooms; every guest room has free WiFi, private bathrooms, and complimentary bathrobes. The Classic Rooms come with double or twin beds, the Executive Rooms include a living room, and the Deluxe Rooms have a separate living room.
The Georgian Restaurant offers an authentic British dining experience. You can expect hearty British cuisine. The Drawing Room is where you can unwind and have your afternoon tea, and in the evenings, you can curl up on a sofa in the Drawing Room's Bar and enjoy a selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.
Treat yourself to a relaxing day in the hotel's spa and wellness centre. Indulge in a hot stone massage, full-body massage, or a luxury manicure.
The Wetherby Racecourse, Harrogate Turkish baths and Rudding Park golf Club are popular tourist attractions. You could also hire a car for the day and visit the White Rose Shopping Centre, Middleton park, and Ripley Castle.
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Grantley Hall is located in the heart of North Yorkshire, just 30 minutes from Wharfdale. This five-star luxury hotel has 47 guest rooms, five restaurants, and three bars.
The Deluxe Rooms are situated in the Hall and Fountains Wings of the hotel. The rooms feature a king-sized bed, a TV and audio system, a pillow menu, and a minibar. The rooms have a private bathroom clad in Italian marble.
The Executive suites are in The Queen Anne Wing and the Fountains Wing. The rooms have a marble fireplace and stunning window seats with views of the hotel grounds. Each bathroom features a shower, copper tubs, and a pillow and robe menu. Guests are provided with complimentary WiFi, a king-sized bed, and the room temperature can be regulated as per your preference.
Guests have the option to dine in any of the restaurants and bars. Each restaurant has its own menu. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Shaun Rankin, Asian cuisine at Bar & Restaurant 88, casual dining at Fletchers Restaurant, Subterranean cuisine at Valeria's, and healthy and nutritious meals at Three Graces Spa Lounge and hearty authentic British cuisine at Norton Bar and Courtyard.
Amenities include spa treatments at Three Graces Spa, two swimming pools, and a steam room. Leeds Bradford International Airport, Summerbridge Brimham Rocks, Lightwater Valley Theme Park, and Ripon Racecourse are attractions closer to the hotel.
Swinton Park Hotel is an exclusive luxury castle hotel located on 200 acres of land in Masham, North Yorkshire. This luxury hotel has 31 rooms and suites, all furnished with antique furniture and family portraits of the Cunliffe-Lister family, who owned the castle in the 1880s.
Every room is lavishly furnished, and room names select bedroom packages depending on the floor you are on. For example, The Duke's rooms are on the second and third floor, whereas the Signature suites are located on the top floor of the castle hotel.
The rooms have complimentary WiFi and private ensuites, and depending on the bedroom package, certain rooms have a private lounge in the suites overlooking the castle grounds.
Samuel's Restaurant is all about experiencing the art of fine dining, the Terrace Restaurant and Bar offers traditional, classic British fairs, and Deer with a Beer is the perfect outdoor alfresco dining experience. Guests have the opportunity to enrol in a few fine dining cooking lessons with the Swinton Cookery School.
Summers on the Swinton Estate allow guests to dine with Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister for a two-course lunch.
Popular events on the hotel grounds include Cream Tea & Falconry Display. Bedale Golf Club, Lightwater Valley Theme Park, and Forbidden Corner are popular attractions near Swinton Park Hotel.
Situated in the heart of Harrogate, Yorkshire, West Park Hotel overlooks 200 acres of parklands. This contemporary boutique hotel offers hotel packages to suit your needs and budget.
The 25 rooms are elegantly decorated, and each comes with its own private bathroom with underfloor heating. The rooms come with complimentary WiFi, coffee and tea stations, Egyptian Cotton on every bed, L’Occitane toiletries and bathrobes.
The West Park Hotel's menu changes with the season because the fresh produce is sourced locally.
Breakfast includes a hearty cooked or Continental breakfast, enjoy a light lunch with a selection of sandwiches or sales, then feast on slow-roasted pork belly, beer-battered haddock or a Yorkshire wagyu burger for dinner. Wash your meal down with the Provenance selection of wines.
West Park Hotel is ideally situated to visit Harrogate's historic Yorkshire spa town and top tourist destinations. Harrogate Theatre, Royal Hall Theatre, and Harrogate Turkish Baths are within walking distance. Ripley Castle, Roundhay Park, and River Nidd are farther away from the hotel.
Located at the south edge of Yorkshire Dales, you'll find Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa in the heart of the Skipton countryside. All rooms are elegantly decorated and come with an ensuite.
The luxury rooms are located in the Charming Old Wing of the country castle hotel and are furnished with antique furniture. The Deluxe Rooms are in the Old Wing and have contemporary decor, and the Suites are located on the ground floor, decorated in a classic country design.
The award-winning restaurants at The Burlington serve innovative, fresh cuisine, while The Champagne and Food Terrace serve fresh fish and delicious seafood dishes. The Devonshire’s Cocktail Lounge is where guests and locals socialise and enjoy signature cocktails and a wide selection of wines.
There are two spa and wellness centres on the hotel grounds. The Devonshire Spa offer a range of temple spa treatments and has an indoor pool, steam room and sauna. The Secret Spa is hidden bell tents tucked behind the Devonshire Spa.
The private bell tents have a log burner to keep you warm while you are pampered, and once done, enjoy breakfast and lunch around a fire or at your very own table.
Bolton Abbey Estate, River Wharfe, and Cavendish Pavilion are within walking distance. Hike through Chevin Forest Park, tour The Brontë Parsonage Museum, or spend a day at Ben Rhydding Golf Club.
The picturesque Stone House Hotel was built in 1908 and is located in a secluded area in Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales. The rooms in this country boutique hotel have panoramic views of the garden. Guests can choose their accommodation; either courtyard rooms, four-poster bedrooms, or luxury suites.
The hotel offers a selection of activities to choose from. If you are looking for an adventure-filled day, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, a biking tour, or spend the day exploring isolated hamlets and hidden lanes in a vintage car. If you prefer solitude, the hotel offers a day of bird watching, a day of golf, or a day spent fishing on the lake.
The top tourist attractions to consider are Aysgarth Falls, a tour of Bolton Castle, and The Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
The Talbot Hotel is a 17th-century riverside coaching inn situated in the heart of Malton. The cosy rooms of the Talbot are all unique and elegantly decorated. The Deluxe double rooms are the biggest, which include an additional living space, coffee-making facilities, free WiFi, and Freeview televisions. This is a dog-friendly hotel; however, be sure to check the availability when booking your stay.
Breakfast includes a full English breakfast, a Continental board, and a vegan breakfast. Guests can enjoy the Chef's Pie, traditional Fish and Chips, or artisan sandwiches for lunch and dinner. The hotel has a special children's menu and a comprehensive Coffee House menu.
Castle Howard, Flamingo Land Theme Park, and Dalby Forest are popular among the locals and tourists. Spend a day at Ampleforth College Golf Club or tour the city and explore award-winning distilleries, gin distillery, or a coffee roastery in town.
The Feathers Hotel is a 16th-century coaching inn situated in the heart of Hemsley in the North York Moors National Park. There are 23 rooms to choose from, and they are perfectly decorated to fit the town's rich history.
Guests can choose between a room with a king-sized bed or a room with adjoining twin beds. The rooms are cosy and decked with modern conveniences. Every room has free internet, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a private bathroom with a freestanding tub.
The hotel has a seasonal menu due to its commitment to only using fresh produce that is locally sourced. Guests can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant and bar areas.
The River Rye and Helmsley Castle are attractions that can be reached on foot. Book a car for the day and explore Flamingo Land Theme Park, Rievaulx Abbey, and Castle Howard.
The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa sit on the edge of North York Moors National Park. This gorgeous hotel was built by the Earl of Feversham in 1855. Since then, the hotel has added three cottages built by the Earl to expand the hotel, and a garden and stunning outdoor heated swimming pool.
The hotel has 33 rooms and suites in addition to spacious and welcoming lounges. Every room and suite has its own unique design and layout. The Spa suites have a lounge area, private bathrooms and a balcony. The Poolside Suites have a terrace, and the Main House Suites have a spacious lounge.
The award-winning Verbena Spa facilities include tranquil spa treatments, body treatments, and a hot tub and jacuzzi.
If you are an avid outdoors person, you'll be pleased to know the hotel offers quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, archery, and gliding. If you are looking for attractions that are a little more laid back, there are countless walking trails to explore, tours of medieval castles, and coastal beaches to enjoy.
Nestled between the North York Moors National Park and Kilburn Whitehouse is the luxury Black Swan at Oldstead. Led by chef Tommy Banks, the Black Swan has won four AA Rosettes, AA Five-Star rooms and is a Michelin Star restaurant.
There are only nine rooms at the hotel, and they are away from the main building. Every room is unique and elegantly decorated. The nine rooms have king-sized beds only and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and tub.
At the Michelin star restaurant, guests can expect a feast. Part of the restaurant's charm is the tasting menu. Guests are advised to leave three and a half hours open to indulge in the tasting menu.
Crathorne Hall Hotel was built in 1906 and is situated on 15 acres of land. It has picturesque views of the North York Moors and Leven Valley. The 37 rooms of the hotel are unique in character and decorated to match. This Edwardian Hotel has been voted one of the best luxury/boutique hotels in Yorkshire.
Every room has free Wi-Fi, a television, and some rooms have a balcony.
Experience authentic British cuisine at the Leven Restaurant. It is also well-known that the Leven serves classic dishes, including traditional fish and chips, to wood pigeons from the Yorkshire Dales.
Darlington Arena, Teesside Shopping Park, and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art are the top attractions close to the hotel.
Situated in the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa sits on 1,400 acres and is the perfect escape from the country. The hotel has been family-run for over fifty years and is home to a Spa and Country Club, a shooting range, and a 4x4 off-roading school.
The hotel has 71 luxurious rooms overlooking the stunning countryside and lake. Every room has an ensuite bathroom, free WiFi, seating and a dining area. The hotel's deluxe rooms have a private terrace or balcony with views of the lake.
Nadarra Spa has won many awards over the year. Guests can choose from various indulgent spa treatments, including rejuvenating and relaxing spa days. The spa includes a fitness centre, a jacuzzi, yoga classes, and an open-air bath.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa provides guests with a choice to fully immerse themselves in a fine dining experience, mouthwatering Afternoon Teas, or Bistro-style home cooking.
The luxury hotels provide a host of activities for guests to enjoy. If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you will enjoy the shooting range to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or archery.
If you are a thrill seeker, the hotel has a 4x4 off-road centre and will gladly give you the ultimate landrover experience on their hotel grounds. Explore rugged terrain, grassy terrain, and deep water crossings.
If you prefer to kick back, the hotel provides guests with a fly fishing experience in Skipton. Their hotel grounds have a 24-acre lake with breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the team at the Coniston will be more than happy to teach you how to fish.
Guests can also choose between hiking the estate, short guided walks, or cycling the estate. The guided walks include an afternoon exploring the cafes and shops in nearby Yorkshire villages or going the full-day hiking experience, exploring the Dales walking trails
How do you get around Yorkshire Dales?
Yorkshire Dales is a rural area, and transportation links in and around the countryside are few and far between. The best option would be to hire a car to get around.
What activities are available in the national parks in Yorkshire?
Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place to explore untouched waterfalls, explore walking trails, and explore numerous castle ruins. Top tourist activities include:
- Guided walks through Yorkshire Dales to Goredale Scar.
- Cycling and Mountain biking through Buttertubs
- Take a tour of through dales on the Flying Scotsman. (Steam train)
- Tour Pendragon Castle ruins
- Enjoy a guided night-time walk at Grimwith.
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Whether you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or for a romantic weekend for two, Yorkshire is the perfect place to find the best luxury hotels. Most boutique hotels and luxury accommodations in rural areas have many activities for guests to explore and enjoy.
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