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

In a 'superb' setting on a huge estate (with parkland, a lake and a walled garden), this 19th-century Gothic castle is the family home of Mark and Felicity Cunliffe-Lister. 'Personal and unfussy', it

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Judges, YARM, Yorkshire

'Lovely to be back at Judges,' says a regular Guide correspondent, returning this year to this restored Victorian mansion, once a residence for circuit court judges. 'We were hoping that standards

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Hotels in Yorkshire

  • The Bloomsbury, YORK, Yorkshire

    ‘Exceptionally helpful’ hosts Steve and Tricia Townsley run this B&B in their ‘welcoming, comfortable family home’, a Victorian house in a leafy neighbourhood close to

  • Phoenix Court, SCARBOROUGH, Yorkshire

    Alison and Bryan Edwards are the welcoming hosts at this environmentally friendly guest house, in two Victorian houses overlooking North Bay and the beach. Walkers are well provided for with drying,