Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales
The Traddock - 'Winter Fireside Warmer' Special Offer
In a stone-built village ‘in the most beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales’, this small country house hotel ‘has to be one of the best dog-friendly places in the UK’.
The Black Swan - Two night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special Offer
Holding court in the centre of Ravenstonedale, ‘twixt the Lakes and the Dales, The Black Swan has the hallmarks of a much-loved village inn: home-cooked food, cheery atmosphere and comforting bedrooms.
The Devonshire Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer
This former 17th-century inn, which is part of the Duke of Devonshire's 30,000-acre estate at Bolton Abbey, is today an impressive country house hotel, with fine dining and a spa.
Much altered since it was begun in 1695, the Cunliffe-Lister family’s neo-Gothic, castellated fantasy castle is ‘a very special place, grand and imposing’, in ‘simply glorious’ pleasure grounds and parkland.
In a 'near-perfect position in the village square', this handsome Georgian house, now a restaurant-with-rooms, is 'an absolute delight', write readers.
A riverside conversion of a Victorian grammar school and headmaster’s house gains an A* for splendid, characterful, boutique-style bedrooms, some with terrace and hot tub, and short, set-price, foodie-pleasing menus.
The Middleton Lodge Estate
Leave the fuss and fret of the AI(M) at Scotch Corner to reconnect with the land at this idyllic hotel, centred on a Georgian coach house amid gardens, parkland and woodland.
On the edge of the village, with sweeping views over Wensleydale, this Victorian rectory B&B in landscaped gardens is slightly austere without, belying exuberant and stylish interiors, mixing antique and modern pieces, contemporary artworks, cool bathrooms and cocktails.
Low Mill Guest House
Rooms are a quirky mix of rusticity, wit and chic at this 18th-century watermill on the River Bain, complete with mill machinery, where breakfast brings free-range eggs from a neighbour’s hens.
Stone House Hotel
In a ‘beautiful setting’, with views stretching across the Dales, this family-run hotel in an Edwardian country house is on a quiet lane one mile from town.
With sweeping views south over Swaledale, you may find it hard to leave this large stone villa with its spacious rooms, home-made cake, triumphant breakfasts and walks from the doorstep.
The Black Bull
In ‘England’s book town’, under mighty Howgill Fells on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is just the place for a drover’s platter and a pint – or Korean beef, shiso and sesame with a shot of wasabi vodka.
Against the backdrop of Stag Fell, with views over Wensleydale, this many-gabled stone-built retreat offers the perfect country house escape, with antiques, comfy armchairs, warm hospitality and modern cooking of local ingredients.
More on the Yorkshire Dales
A haven of family fun, charming places to stay, heritage, shopping and excellent food and drink, the Yorkshire Dales is a popular destination for UK holidays and weekends away for a multitude of reasons. For families, horse riding and activities in the National Park are a joyful way to explore, with the caves at White Scar, the Blea Moor tunnel and the Settle-Carlisle railway proving a timeless favourite.
The area’s history is part of what makes it so appealing - the breathtaking Cistersian Fountains Abbey and the Study Royal Water Gardens near Ripon never fail to disappoint, the Duke of Devonshire’s estate at Bolton Abbey, the 900 year old Skipton Castle, and the magnificent medieval fortress at Bolton Castle are all filled with intrigue.
In Ingleton the riverside pottery on display in the markets is testament to crafts old and new, while the region’s hardy sheep still provide its local knitting industry with ample material for charming pullovers. The Dales Festival of Food and Drink is a highlight of the year, not to mention the Black Sheep Brewery Boots & Beer Festival and the Dentdale Music and Beer Festival, all of which give you an indication as to why the hotels and B&Bs are quite so particular about the food that they serve - it’s all part of the Yorkshire welcome, and the beauty of a holiday in the area. Check out our dog-friendly hotels in the Yorkshire Dales, and also our hotels in North Yorkshire.