A neoclassical masterpiece in the rolling West Yorkshire countryside, Harewood House is a fine example of 18th-century English architecture.
The ornate halls and reception rooms of Harewood House – and in particular its spectacular Capability Brown-designed grounds – remain one of the must-visit attractions in the area. Our choice of hotels nearby range from modern boutiques in the centre of Leeds to stately homes converted into luxurious places to stay – all bookable on Culture Trip.
A scenic smothering of ivy covers the Georgian façade of Wood Hall Hotel in Wetherby, with the guest rooms exhibiting a similar Regency aesthetic. Particularly memorable are the feature bedrooms, which have beautiful four-poster beds, antique furniture and bay windows. A range of pedicures, manicures and massages are available at the indulgent spa – while wild herbs and other produce from the grounds are used in the restaurant offerings, such as braised Yorkshire Dales beef cheek.
Hotel settings don’t come much more scenic than that of Weetwood Hall, which sits in a Jacobean manor dating from the 17th century. Some rooms have a modern style, while feature bedrooms pay homage to the property’s 400-year heritage with ornate four-poster beds and plush, royal-red furnishings. The elegant restaurant, Woodlands, showcases an exquisite menu inspired by the produce and cuisine of Yorkshire – be sure to try the wild boar sausage.
In a gorgeous Grade II-listed building dating from 1891, Quebecs Hotel pays homage to its heritage with bedrooms in a traditional yet understated style. The retro vibe continues in the gallery – where afternoon teas are lit by stained glass windows – and the conservatory, where you’re served a hearty full English breakfast. Complimenting the classic features are a modern gym and Nuffield Health club.
For a central Harrogate stay – combining a historic townhouse exterior with bright modern rooms – look no further than West Park Hotel. Local produce is artfully presented at the restaurant, including vegetables from the hotel’s very own garden, while the top-class dining of Harrogate is on your doorstep, alongside attractions like the city’s famous Turkish Baths.
History echoes through the corridors of this 17th-century hotel – Harrogate’s first. Today, the rooms offset the building’s heritage with a vibrant and contemporary design, although stylish touches such as vintage telephones remain. Be sure to try the beef and ale pie at the restaurant, which sits beneath a trendy tipi.
Having triumphed on the hit Channel 4 show Four in a Bed, Newton House is no stranger to award-winning hospitality, which it provides from a beautiful Georgian house in the Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. Rooms have a classic look – some with four-poster beds, and others with period features such as wooden beams – and the famous breakfasts make good use of produce grown either on-site or nearby.
Sitting right in the gorgeous Capability Brown-designed grounds of Harewood Estate, these former farm workers’ cottages are not as grand as the house itself, but just as lovely. Farmhouse furniture, rough-hewn stone fireplaces and cosy living areas with big, comfy sofas will give you a stately stay. The cottages are powered by renewable energy and offer endless opportunities to explore the beautiful estate – the Buddhism-inspired Harewood Stupa is close by, along with the woodland trails around the beautiful fish pond.
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