Curious histories, famous guests and classic hotels

Harrogate, Ripon, Masham and Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

A favoured destination of 18th century society, Harrogate’s grand hotels have a wealth of stories to tell and a roll call of famous guests.

Whether you’d like a hotel fit for King George V, a mysterious escape to find Agatha Christie (The Old Swan) or to walk in the footsteps of the Brontë sisters or The Beatles (The Crown), Harrogate’s fascinating histories await your discovery.

Elsewhere in the district, a warm welcome awaits you in historic hotels which had a different past; a cathedral deanery, a royal household, an industrialist’s stately manor as well as coaching inns and castles.

Original chandeliers, stained glass ceilings, ornate cornice work and wood panelled drawing rooms have all been beautifully preserved to maintain distinctive character but clever modernisation means that these precious buildings of yesteryear offer luxury to today’s guest.

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