The Best Hotels to Book Near Aysgarth Falls, Yorkshire

Aysgarth Falls is a tourist hub in the Yorkshire Dales
Aysgarth Falls is a tourist hub in the Yorkshire Dales | © Steven Mitchell / Alamy Stock Photo
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31 August 2021
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to rolling hills, wildflower-covered forests and unique sights, like the three-tiered Aysgarth Falls formed by the River Ure. This spectacular waterfall – best after heavy rain – has been admired by tourists in England for 200 years, famously inspiring poet Wordsworth and artist Turner. Explore these breathtaking natural sights and nearby picturesque villages and valleys with a stay at these countryside hotels, featuring panoramic views, rustic-chic rooms and award-winning pub grub. What’s more, they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.

Aysgarth Falls Hotel

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Inside this greystone, vine-covered hotel, you’ll find a pub with roaring fire, real ales from the Yorkshire Dales Brewery and posh pub grub like Indian spiced lamb. Spend the night stargazing through the skylight of your relaxing, neutral-toned room. Come morning, marvel at the surrounding hills from your window or over a cooked breakfast on the pub terrace. Elsewhere, you’ll find a pretty annex with two pet-friendly rooms and a quiet, adults-only camping site.

George and Dragon Inn

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Cosy up in this 17th-century former coaching inn with its king-sized, four-poster beds, traditional dark-wood furnishings, Jacuzzi and blackout curtains for a peaceful country night. After a day of rambling at the falls – just 10 minutes away – hit the pet-friendly, log fire-lit hotel pub for homemade steak-and-ale pie, sticky toffee pudding and local Wensleydale cheese boards. Finish with fine international wines on the flower-strewn patio, with views of the rolling Pen Hills.

Fox and Hounds Inn

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This charming pub-hotel, bright with fairy lights and colourful bunting, sits by picturesque West Burton’s antique shops, village green and nearby falls. Before a day of exploring, tuck into complimentary hot bacon sandwiches and tea or coffee, then spend well-earned evenings relaxing in the dining room and dog-friendly bar, which serves home-made pizzas and quality steak from the local butcher. Find your cosy room in the pubside, courtyard-clad stone cottage.

The Wyvill Arms

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Luxury touches create a unique stay at this B&B. Settle into your floral-drape four poster bed with a cup of Taylor’s tea made on your gold-edged tea trolley, as Pen Hill steam trains chug by in the distance. Opt for the room with double French windows leading to your private patio for extra countryside peace. The pub boasts Chesterfield sofas, a brick-lined open fire and stacks of books and knick-knacks. Don’t miss the menu-less breakfast, where chef Nigel rustles up whatever you fancy.

The Burgoyne Hotel

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Rustic-chic rooms greet you at this late-Georgian country house in Swaledale valley, with windows overlooking the sweeping moors and, in the Ivelet room, a free-standing bathtub promising relaxation. Snuggle up with a book or board game by the drawing room’s inglenook fireplace, or take champagne afternoon tea in the dog-friendly dining room. Restaurant 1783’s award-winning chef serves pan-fried beef fillet or veggie tagine. Friendly staff will arrange your guided countryside walks and advise on local food and farm festivals.

Simonstone Hall Hotel

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Simonstone Hall hotel, in the pretty market town of Hawes, offers countryside elegance with views across the Pennine Range and Dales from the bedrooms, dining rooms and garden. The peaceful terrace is perfect for brunch-time eggs royale – while the enchanting restaurant, where ivy cascades from the ceiling, dishes up delightful Sunday roasts with free-range Yorkshire pork. For extra luxury, try the afternoon tea on the lawn and plump for a Principal Room featuring a four-poster bed, fireplace and in-room free-standing tub.

Cocketts Hotel

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This historic former inn – spot the over-the-door inscription from 1668 – is perfectly situated for Dales walking, cycling or pony trekking. Post-adventure, wind down with a coffee on the B&B’s sun terrace before treating yourself to impressive stuffed crab, lobster and oysters in the seafood restaurant. Classically cosy rooms mean a peaceful stay; some have four-poster beds and countryside views. Family trip? Try the new five-star, two-bed cottage with snug sitting room and attic “den” bedroom with TV and games.

The Bolton Arms

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Round off your rambling with a stay in Redmire’s picturesque, family-run pub that exudes friendliness. There are only five traditionally decorated rooms – some dog-friendly and some with a balcony overlooking Wensleydale – so you’re in for an attentive stay. Home-cooked pub food from small, local suppliers comes with surprises like vegan breakfasts and exotic gins – try the spiced orange. There’s a garden and marquee, but the highlight is the balcony table overlooking Pen Hill: pre-book this private spot for special celebrations.

The Black Swan Hotel

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Leyburn is known as a Town For All Seasons, which suits this eclectic hotel. Soak up some sun in the bunting-strewn beer garden, or cosy up in the lounge’s snug with Chesterfield sofas and hanging lamps. The grub, from whopping fish and chips to dainty desserts, is served in the dining room by the wood-burning stove or out in the marquee. Sip a local cask ale and enjoy acoustic music nights, before retiring to your quintessentially country-styled room with pretty, vintage-style furnishings.

If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay, book into one of the best boutique hotels in Yorkshire. Or opt for a city-centre stay with the best hotels near York Minster. Don’t miss out on the best things to do in Yorkshire, including the best places to go wild swimming. And before you go, brush up on the fun facts about Yorkshire pudding that you probably didn’t know.

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