Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Country Living St George Hotel, Harrogate

27/08/2019 by .

What if you took the glossy pages of a massively influential lifestyle magazine and brought them to life in a contemporary hotel? Sounds like a plan ..

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The Devonshire Arms Revisited

15/07/2019 by .

I’ve always been wary of going back to hotels and restaurants I’ve previously enjoyed because of the risk of finding that it no longer matched our expectations.

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Middlethorpe Hall

16/08/2018 by .

York is blessed with more attractions than you can shake a Yorkie bar at. There’s medieval Minster, the Vikings, the Shambles, the ancient city walls and York’s rich history of chocolate making.

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Crathorne Hall Hotel

28/06/2018 by .

Though it’s towering gates were patriotically donated to the 1940s war effort and never replaced – the discovery that you can’t manufacture bombers from iron came after melt-down – Crathorne Hall Hotel’s facade framed by two bell towers, still has a stately grandeur.

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Black Swan Hotel

04/11/2016 by .

You have only to look at the exterior of the Black Swan Hotel to realise that it’s certain to have quite a life-story to tell. Three distinct façades speak of a pedigree that flows back to Tudor times, witnessing the arrival of the motor car and through the coaching days of the 17th and 18th centuries: the Leeds-York ‘Helmsley Highflyer’, known locally as the ‘Mucky Duck’, passed this way three times a week in the 19th century.

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Devonshire Arms Hotel

20/10/2016 by .

Settled peaceably near the intersection between the A59 and the river Wharfe, the Devonshire Arms Hotel has an air of lordly splendour, a commanding presence with a pedigree that is getting on for 300 years old, and possibly more.

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Swinton Park Castle Hotel

12/09/2016 by .

It had been a glorious autumnal day at Fountains Abbey, as we drove from Harrogate towards Masham and our treat of the trip: a stay in Swinton Park Castle Hotel, a proper Yorkshire castle

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