Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales
The Black Swan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special Offer
In this small conservation village, with views to the Howgill fells, this large country pub is as much a locals’ favourite as an inn with smart food and bedrooms.
The Traddock - Winter Fireside Warmer Special Offer
The high number of returning guests speaks volumes about the warm welcome, quiet luxury and generous comforts of this country house hotel, set amid glorious Dales walking country.
The Devonshire Arms
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s luxury hotel has come a long way since starting life as a 17th-century inn.
This outwardly modest-looking Regency town house startles first-time visitors when they enter.
Overlooking the cobbled square in one of the most attractive Dales villages, this smart restaurant-with-rooms combines chic bedrooms and creative food with a warm Yorkshire welcome.
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge
Minutes from the motorway, this Georgian estate feels deeply rural, with its walled garden and hundreds of acres to explore.
Low Mill Guest House
Spending a night on a riverbank, in an 18th-century watermill, with Wensleydale’s gentle hills all around: what could be more restorative for the soul? This ‘wonderful guest house’ has been renovated by Neil and Jane McNair with flair and imagination.
‘Marvellous hosts’ Robert and Sheila Mitchell offer ‘perfect comfort’ at their Swaledale B&B, on the outskirts of a rural village surrounded by far-reaching countryside panoramas.
The Black Bull
‘A great deal of care and attention’ has gone into this sleekly revamped 17th-century inn, in a small, book-loving town at the foot of the Howgill fells.
From the grand entrance hall with its flamboyant staircase to the antique-furnished bedrooms and Italianate garden, this country house B&B adds an exotic touch to a Yorkshire Dales village.
With its quirky hipster vibe, thoughtful touches and soul-stirring views of the Howgills, this Victorian country house has charmed many readers.
There’s no cause for truancy at this former Victorian school and headmaster’s house, in a pretty Dales village on the River Ure.
On a country lane outside Richmond, this stone-built Georgian house is the stuff rural ruminations are made of.
Phil and Sarah Bucknall’s stone-built Victorian rectory is on the edge of the village, with the green sweep of the Yorkshire Dales all around.
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.