Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales
The Traddock - Tasting Menu Special Offer
‘We have stayed many times, and it remains a favourite,’ writes a trusted reader after this year's visit to the Reynolds family’s popular, dog-friendly Dales hotel.
Brownber Hall - 10% Discount Midweek Special Offer
‘As soon as we entered, we knew this was going to be special.’ Readers offered high praise in 2019 after visiting Amanda and Peter Jaques-Walker’s Victorian country house.
The Black Swan
‘Our very special place, where we love to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside,’ writes a reader this year, signing off with a smiley emoji.
A trove of arts décoratifs is ‘trustingly displayed’ in this Georgian house, ‘in a good situation off the market square'.
‘Grassington House provided all I could want for a most enjoyable break in this busy but beautiful village.’ A full entry this year for Sue and John Rudden’s restaurant-with-rooms overlooking the cobbled square.
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge
More tasteful developments this year among the potpourri of Georgian estate buildings that create James Allison’s hotel 'in beautiful countryside a few miles from Scotch Corner’.
Low Mill Guest House
In the heart of Wensleydale, Jane and Neil McNair welcome guests to their 18th-century watermill on the River Bain.
No cause for truancy at this revamped former Victorian school and headmaster’s house, in a pretty Dales village on the River Ure.
At this playful, welcoming B&B in a solidly Victorian former rectory, owners Phil and Sarah Bucknall claim to ‘eschew chintz, embrace eclecticism’.
In Herriot country, Robert and Sheila Mitchell’s ‘relaxing, welcoming’ B&B offers great walking and cycling routes, straight from the door – and ‘splendid’ facilities for wet or muddy kit.
The Guide's recommendation inspired one gratified reader to book a stay at Eric Culley and Michael Pearson’s characterful B&B in a Yorkshire Dales village: 'I’m pleased to be able to agree with the enthusiastic comments.’
Overlooked by the ruins of Easby Abbey, Karen and John Clarke provide luxurious B&B accommodation in a rustic country house setting.
In a particularly scenic area of the Pennines, the historic county of Yorkshire counts the Yorkshire Dales National Park as one of its prime jewels, filled with stone-built villages, stunning landscapes and vibrant communities.
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.