Yorkshire is a county with a diverse history, and many accommodation venues reflect this diversity. In Yorkshire you'll discover an array of Graded Listed buildings, lovingly converted into stone holiday cottages, Victorian Guesthouses, Georgian Hotels and Edwardian B&Bs. Each part of Yorkshire has a different flavour. In West Yorkshire find numerous converted mills, where you'll experience not just charming accommodation, but a little taste of British Heritage and the industrial revolution.
Many historic properties have links to particular industrialist families and proprietors are usually well versed in the history of their historic hotel or historic home and will enthusiastically share their knowledge.
In the Yorkshire Dales listed historic stone cottages and farmhouses abound, almost always carefully renovated retaining many original features such as roaring stone fireplaces and oak beamed ceilings. A self-catering option with a difference! Most historic property conversions have internal decoration and furniture pertaining to their period, enhancing the magic further. Many superb historic hotels make excellent wedding venues, usually set in acres of surrounding grounds which offer the perfect background for those wedding photographs!!
If you're looking for a conference venue with a difference, combining British Heritage with cutting edge conference and leisure facilities there are many such historic hotels offering this in Yorkshire! Many a heritage house is located within a historic place or on a historic site, so the journey continues as you explore the historic district and context surrounding your property of choice. You may find yourself staying in the same historic pub or inn where Branwell Bronte enjoyed a tipple, or a guesthouse or historic hotel frequented by Charlotte Bronte or Elizabeth Gaskell. Guaranteed to add that little extra edge to your stay!
Yorkshire cities offer a host of historic Edwardian and Victorian guesthouses, or push out to villages like Saltaire near Bradford. Haworth and Bronte Country of course, and beautiful gothic York with some of the most historic and luxurious guesthouses in Britain. There's a few ghosts knocking about as well - always a hoot. There seems to be quite a few floating around Whitby, what with Dracula and all, adding a touch of gothic magic! Move onto the coast and enjoy the delights of fisherman's cottage or Victoriana at it's best in Scarborough with it's unique Victorian promenade and Bay. Many accommodation venues across the spectrum of hotels, guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast, self-catering cottages and farmhouses have a historic tale to tell.
York is one of the main tourist attractions of England, and with good reason. In York there are numerous Victorian guesthouses, historic town house hotels and bed and breakfast venues, with many of them having been luxuriously renovated retaining features whilst offering all modern amenities.
Move out into the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire and discover beautiful historic inns, farmhouses and Victorian homes, lovingly converted and with a touch always of family heritage.
Each part of the Yorkshire Dales has its own distinct character and history, with beautiful countryside to match. Choose from an array of holiday stone cottages, superb Inns with the finest Yorkshire Real Ales, rambling Victorian convernsions and old stone bunkhouse/barn conversions. Plenty of choice basically! The Yorkshire Coast is certainly not deficient in character, with it's Victorian charm and eccentricity, not to mention some of the most dramatically stunning cliff walks in the country. Whether it's a stay in a castle in the Yorkshire Dales, or a traditional historic stone cottage with open log fires, or a historic granary or how about a 17th century farmhouse - there's superb choice in Yorkshire for accommodation with historic character.
Try Harrogate for a superb selection of luxury Victorian guesthouses, or how about a fisherman's cottage in Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire Coast. For that special bit of Victorian charm and magic choose the iconic Grand Hotel in Scarborough which looms over the Bay.
West Yorkshire has something for everyone - walking, canals, literary and industrial heritage, Labour History, and numerous Arts Festivals. You'll discover 100s of listed buildings and lots of outdoor activities for kids. Why not take a real historic holiday by hiring a canal boat and cruising down the Rochdale, Huddersfield Narrow or the Leeds Liverpool Canals - all of which weave there way through West Yorkshire. Or choose a historic B&B guesthouse near one of West Yorkshire's many superb walkways including the Pennine Way and the Bronte Way. Historic Haworth, home of the Brontes is of course crammed with charming historic guesthouses. The choice of historic accommodations in West Yorkshire will truly amaze. Push out from your historic home into the fascinating radical and industrial history of the area. Plenty of converted mills, now taking fitting into the contemporary landscape as either historic guesthouses or hotels.Romantic Accommodation in the North West Romantic Accommodation in the Lake District Romantic Accommodation in Devon