Because of its popularity as a holiday destination, there is a huge amount of accommodation available in the Yorkshire Dales. There are so many great hotels on offer in the area that it can be quite difficult to choose between them. Here’s a quick guide to finding the best hotel in the Yorkshire Dales.
First of all you should consider what aspect is most important to you in a hotel; sumptuous luxury, a restaurant with delicious, Michelin-starred haute cuisine, a spa and sauna area, beautiful surroundings or perhaps local attractions. If it’s luxury you’re looking for, there are plenty of incredibly high quality hotels in the area offering some of the most luxurious accommodation in the whole country. You could choose to stay in a historic manor house such as Goldsborough Hall or Ashmount Country House, or perhaps rent the whole of Car Hall Castle for a night for only around £2000. If you’re looking for something a little more understated, Tower House in Wakefield is a small guest house with a five star rating. Each of its rooms depicts a different era in the history of Yorkshire, and come as standard with soft, fluffy towels and delicious scented cosmetics.
If dining is important to you, the Castle View Guest House near the Colne Valley offers the best in local product at its Norwegian Grill House. Here, you can also enjoy tapas, barbeque grill and spa hot tub nights. Tower House in Wakefield has been praised for its home cooked fare, again made from the best in local product. Both Goldsborough Hall and Ashmount Country House have some delicious afternoon tea offerings (including a champagne afternoon tea at Ashmount Country House), while you could of course choose a hotel that is located near to some of the Yorkshire Dales’ finest restaurants. The Angel at Hetton is located in Skipton, while the Blue Lion is located in East Witton. Both of these restaurants have been rated as some of the best in the area. Yorkshire as a whole has a reputation as being the best county for fine dining in England, with the most Michelin starred restaurants of any area, so wherever you choose to stay you are likely to be near to some fantastic cuisine.
Many of the hotels in the Yorkshire Dales come with spa facilities; Ashmount Country House offers outdoor hot tubs and private spa areas, as well as sauna cabins in some suites. Castle View Guest House offers a canyon hot tub spa, while the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley is attached to the Verbena Spa, which offers such a wide variety of spa treatments you could easily spend your whole holiday there in blissful relaxation.
If it’s dramatic natural scenery you’re after, the Castle View Guest House offers astounding views over the Colne Valley and Pennine Yorkshire, while the Wood Hall Hotel sits on a hill surrounded by 100 acres of some of the most tranquil countryside in all of England.