In recent years, Yorkshire has become very popular as a holiday destination due to its astounding natural beauty and rustic charm. As its popularity has grown, so the area has attracted developers of high quality holiday accommodation. This means that there are now so many great hotels to choose from in the area, it can be quite difficult to make a decision on just one.
Every hotel has its qualities, so the most important decision to make is which aspect of your holiday is most important to you; relaxation, delicious food and drink, beauty and health treatments, or local historical attractions and activities. If you’re looking for a relaxing break, you’re in luck because there are literally hundreds of hotels Yorkshire wide that specialise in pure relaxation. The Feversham Arms Hotel, for example, comes with its own spa (which can also be used separately by the public) called the Verbena Spa. Here, you can relax in the steam room or indulge yourself with some of the various treatments on offer including deep tissue muscle massages, an ocean detox, various Elemis treatments including facials, coconut rubs and a ‘milk ritual’ wrap reminiscent of the pure indulgence of Cleopatra, and various Anne Sémonin treatments.
Many of the hotels Yorkshire has to offer have hot tubs and saunas. The Castle View Guest House, for example, offers a canyon hot tub spa, while the Ashmount Country House Hotel offers outdoor hot tubs and private spa areas as well as some suites with sauna cabins.
If you intend to indulge your taste buds, Tower House in Wakefield offers some fantastic home cooked fare made from the freshest local ingredients. Ashmount Country House offers a wonderfully indulgent champagne afternoon tea, and the restaurant at the Old Deanery in Ripon has been voted as being the best in the city and is mentioned in the Michelin Guide. Ripon is a fascinating old market town with some beautiful architecture and well worth a visit anyway. The Castle View Guest House boasts a Norwegian Grill-Kota for some delicious steak and grilled fish, and also holds regular tapas and barbeque grill nights for something a little different than the usual fare of the county.
If the reason you have been attracted to Yorkshire is due to its natural beauty, you might like to try out a Yorkshire dales hotel with a view. The Castle View Guest House has some wonderful views over the Colne Valley and the Pennines, while the Hill Top Hotel is isolated on a hill giving panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
If you’re interested in the history of the Yorkshire area, you may like to choose a hotel in the area known as ‘Brontë country,’ Haworth in the West Yorkshire Pennines. Here you’ll see the scenery that inspired Charlotte Brontë to pen the classic Wuthering Heights. Visit Ripon for a great example of an old Yorkshire market town with a splendid cathedral. If you stay at the Tower House in Wakefield, meanwhile, the owners will give you a tour around their local area of Pontefract.