Planning a visit to the Yorkshire Dales? You’ve made a good choice as York is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis.
The Yorkshire Dales is a land full of hidden gems – there is nowhere like it. Over the years it’s been voted the most beautiful region in England. It’s easy to see why, with breathtaking landscapes sweeping from the coast, across the Moors and to the Dales, spectacular castles and abbeys, and grand historic houses.
You’ll find busy, attractive market towns and a wide range of wonderful shops. Yorkshire’s famed food and drink can also be found in abundance across the county’s numerous markets, farm shops and restaurants.
We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.
Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?
Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.
York has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including Low Mill Guest House and The Traddock.
Low Mill Guest House
Low Mill Guest House is a traditional stone-built, Grade 2-listed, late 18th Century corn mill situated in the stunning Yorkshire Dales village of Bainbridge, near to the ancient market town of Hawes.
The venue offers luxury accommodation featuring four gorgeous bedrooms with picturesque views and cosy interiors. Rooms incorporate elements of the building’s original features such as working mill machinery, as well as a free-standing copper bath and even a log burner in ‘The Workshop’ room.
Meals are prepared freshly on site – the eggs even come from the neighbour’s free-range chickens, so you’ll truly experience the best of the best as the owners are passionate about sourcing local produce.
The Traddock is situated in the village of Austwick. It is a small family run country house hotel, again with a focus on delicious local produce and cosy comfort.
The on-site restaurant serves food produced by the Traddock’s two AA Rosette chefs, so you can be sure everything from your full English breakfast to your aged rib of beef dinner will be absolutely exquisite. The hotel offers rooms ranging from stylish doubles to opulent suites.
Suites contain walk-in showers, roll-top baths, complimentary dressing gowns and super-king size beds, perfect for an extra special occasion in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK!
And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses.
Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.
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