Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales
Brownber Hall - Prosecco on us
Beyond the stone balustrade that encloses the terrace of this substantial Victorian house, the views over sheep-grazed pastures reach towards the Howgills and North Pennines.
From £60 per night
The Black Swan
‘Quite excellent’, Louise Dinnes’s ‘friendly’ country pub-with-rooms continues to attract regular visitors with its ‘unstuffy, warm and welcoming’ atmosphere, and ‘remarkably good value for money’.
‘Warmth exudes’ from the Reynolds family’s ‘happy’, ‘comfortable’ small hotel: ‘They obviously know exactly how to make the place tick.’
From £99 per night
Expect ‘a warm welcome’ at this ‘lovely’, characterful B&B in the heart of a ‘peaceful’ market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
From £125 per night
A galanthophile’s paradise awaits in the woodland walks and sculpture-strewn trails at this B&B in the Dales. ‘Lovingly’ restored and run with ‘highly personal’ style, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley’s is a manor house with history.
From £125 per night
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge
Minutes from the A1(M) at Scotch Corner, on a ‘huge estate in beautiful countryside’, James Allison’s ‘exciting’, ‘very chic’ restaurant-with-rooms is approached by a tree-lined drive.
On a cobbled market square, Sue and John Rudden have added contemporary flair to their restaurant-with-rooms in a Grade II listed limestone Georgian house.
From £120.00 per night
Low Mill Guest House
Jane and Neil McNair’s unusual B&B is in their impressively restored late-18th-century corn mill on the River Bain, with glorious Wensleydale countryside stretching out beyond it.
From £105 per night
‘The first sight of the hotel is superb’: preening in sweeping grounds with parkland, lakes, a herd of fallow deer and an impressive walled garden, this mock-Gothic castle recreates an ‘authentic stately-home experience’ for its guests.
From £350 per night
Style influences from around the world bring international flair to this corner of a pretty Yorkshire village.
From £200 per night
Ease into one of the luxurious B&B suites at Karen and John Clarke’s Georgian country house above the ruins of Easby abbey.
From £180 per night
Delve into the fells from this substantial Victorian B&B – it’s an ideal gateway into the Three Peaks and the Dales.
Grab the lead, pack the pups and head for James Herriot country. A welcoming spot for old dogs and new, Phil and Sarah Bucknall’s refurbished old rectory has great walks from the door.
From £110 per night
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.