Best luxury and boutique hotels in Yorkshire

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England’s largest county has much to offer, ranging from the national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors to York with its ancient city walls, medieval buildings and glorious minster. Beverley, too, has a fine minster, Ripon a honey-stone cathedral. Harrogate, once a fashionable spa town, is now known for its tea shops. Scarborough a fashionable seaside resort in the 17th century, is well supplied with amusement arcades and fish and chip shops, but also has quiet parks and gardens.

Hotels in Yorkshire offer a wide variety of excellent experiences. Stay at a mock-Gothic castle, a hotel reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel, a welcoming pub or a converted cottage - quaint, quirky or stylish and elegant - the Good Hotel Guide's hotels in Yorkshire each have their own distinct character. The centres of the industrial cities of Leeds and Sheffield, much improved in recent years, are worth visiting for their art galleries, museums and restaurants. Famous Yorkshire ruins include the abbeys of Fountains, Whitby and Rivaulx. Stately homes include Harewood House and Castle Howard. Richmond has a fine castle above the River Swale. Haworth, where the Bronte sisters lived, is a popular destination, if very touristy.


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Featured hotels in Yorkshire

Swinton Park, MASHAM, Yorkshire

The 19th-century addition of a tower, turrets and battlements to the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton created this mock-Gothic castle which is run in relaxed style by Mark and Felicity


Judges, YARM, Yorkshire

In ‘lovely manicured parkland’, this ‘immaculate Victorian country house hotel’ is owned by the Downs family; Tim Howard is the manager. ‘The service throughout, from unstarchy staff, was exemplary,’


Hotels in Yorkshire

  • The Bloomsbury, YORK, Yorkshire

    ‘We had a great stay.’ In a leafy neighbourhood close to Clifton Green, Steve and Tricia Townsley are ‘exceptionally friendly, efficient and helpful’ hosts, who greet guests to their Victorian home

  • Phoenix Court, SCARBOROUGH, Yorkshire

    Walkers are warmly welcomed at this environmentally friendly guest house in two Victorian houses overlooking North Bay and the beach. Owners Alison and Bryan Edwards provide hikers with drying

  • Newbegin House, Beverley, Yorkshire

    Close to the centre of a ‘fine’ East Riding market town, this ‘unusually large’ Georgian house with a walled garden is the home of Walter and Nuala Sweeney, who welcome B&B guests with ‘courtesy and