The north of England offers holidaymakers a diverse array of first-class attractions. From natural beauty to historical sites, this part of the country has got it all, and few counties can boast such a wealth of attractions as North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire is England's largest county, containing several huge National Parks, the United Kingdom's most famous cathedral city and a stunning stretch of coastline. Whether you're on a honeymoon or a family holiday, you couldn't ask for more. As the county attracts so many visitors throughout the year, it's no surprise that it boasts an impressive range of exquisite hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.
Pay a Visit to Historic York City
Whatever brings you to North Yorkshire, everyone should try and visit this gorgeous walled city. Founded by the Romans and developed into a thriving trade centre by the Vikings, York is one of the country's most beautiful and enchanting cities. From remarkable historical sites to cute boutique shops, there's plenty to keep visitors amused.
One of the major attractions in the city is York Minster - one of Europe's largest and most beautiful Gothic cathedrals. Other must-see sites include York Castle, the keep of which sits prominently in the heart of York - Clifford's Tower.
As the county's most-visited destination, York can lay claim to some of the finest hotels in North Yorkshire. Whether you're after a peaceful guesthouse or an opulent spa hotel, you're sure to find what you're looking for. There are also a handful of major hotel brands in the centre of town, ideal for travelling professionals.
Explore the Dales from Your North Yorkshire Hotel
If Yorkshire's famous for one thing (well, besides tea and good conversation), it's the Yorkshire Dales. One of the country's most breath-taking National Parks, the Dales, offer superb walks and incredible views, making this an excellent holiday destination all year round.
The Crown Inn is a four-star inn, which sits just to the east of the Yorkshire Dales. There's free WiFi, which is great for planning your daily walks, and a cosy bar that serves up hearty meals in the evenings.
Relax in Yorkshire's Spa Hotels
The countryside is good for more than just long walks. Those looking to escape the busy schedule of their daily lives often come to North Yorkshire in search of some peace and quiet. There's no better way to indulge yourself in some well-deserved ‘R and R’ than by putting your feet up in an upmarket spa hotel, of which there are plenty throughout North Yorkshire.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa sets the standard for spa hotels in North Yorkshire. The four-star hotel is set in a grand building, surrounded by idyllic countryside and featuring a long list of facilities.
Entertainment at the Devonshire Arms includes on-site tennis courts, a state of the art fitness centre and a pretty garden. The main event, however, is without doubt the full-service spa.
Guests can relax in the gorgeous indoor swimming pool, or they can book in to enjoy the wide range of spa and beauty treatments. When you're done relaxing, there's a delightful bar and the restaurant serves exquisite food, much of which will be locally sourced.