You might have been winding each other up inside your very own padded cell since March now, but every couple deserves a bit of romance – and even Yorkshire folk can achieve such displays of affection given the correct scenery. Whether its an understated rural bolthole that’s more your style, or a luxury spa break for two, one thing that’s for sure is that Yorkshire has it all. For your next escape, check out our guide to the most romantic hotels in North Yorkshire.
The Talbot, Malton
Just a few minutes from North Yorkshire foodie destination Malton, The Talbot is a charming, dog-friendly hotel bursting with modern countryside charm. Starting life in the 17th century as a coaching inn, the venue now features a handful of cosy rooms – with a comfy bar that’s perfect for an evening nightcap and a beautifully decorated restaurant serving up a seasonal menu created with locally sourced produce. Find out more and book here.
Crab Manor, York
A creative hotel with so much to offer, Crab Manor allows you to travel the world without leaving Yorkshire – thanks to its innovatively designed rooms inspired by some of the most luxurious hotels around the globe. Transport yourself to Lake Como, Beijing, India and even Bora Bora, with an AA Rosette restaurant downstairs making for the ultimate date night before heading off to your own private hot tub. Bliss. Book it here.
Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate
One of Yorkshire’s most luxurious spa spots, Rudding Park is as gorgeous as it is relaxing. From cosy, homely bedrooms, to top of the range spa facilities – there’s no better place for couples to unwind after stressing each other out in lockdown. Enjoy the rooftop spa garden, book in a treatment, or treat yourself to a special dinner at the Horto Restaurant. Book here.
Beck Hall, Malham
This one’s one for the couples with a pooch in the family – Beck Hall is conveniently located right by Malham Cove, with all the highlights of the Dales village right on its doorstep. Not only that, but its beautifully decorated with Yorkshire country charm, and has a stream running by it making dinner in the restaurant an idyllic occasion. The best part though is that the hotel is completely dog-friendly, with dogs permitted in all areas including the bar and restaurant areas. Book here.
The Star Inn at Harome
An absolute favourite for visitors of North Yorkshire, The Star Inn at Harome is a ‘star’ in itself thanks to its Michelin Star status and chocolate box cottage feel to it. Inside, guests will find that the homely feel flows from outside-in, with traditional decor, cosy pub surrounds, and equally ‘cottage-like’ bedrooms. The restaurant and hotel sits right on the edge of the North York Moors, too, making the location perfect for a romantic weekend away with your beau. Book here.
Easby Hall, Richmond
A wonderful, historic town in North Yorkshire (just outside of the Yorkshire Dales), Richmond is the perfect spot for weekend strollers – with markets, independent shops and even a castle to explore. And making for a cosy, comfortable stay – Easby Hall sits right by Easby Abbey – with fantastic views of the historical structure for guests to enjoy. The luxury country house, which is completely surrounded with rural countryside, has everything you’ll need to feel home from home – including breakfast in the mornings to kickstart your day of exploration. Find out more here.
Grantley Hall, Ripon
A hotel that has earned itself a number of accolades – including second best hotel in the world and 12th best in the UK – Grantley Hall is a truly luxurious escape, with the grandeur of a palace making it all the more special. Situated within Nidderdale, by Fountains Abbey, the opulent venue includes three bars, four divine restaurants and 47 beautifully designed rooms – so really, you don’t even need to leave your not-so-humble bolthole if you decide a weekend in a roll-top bathtub if your idea of romance. Book it here.