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The largest county in England, Yorkshire, has a huge variety of countryside and a vast array of things to do whilst enjoying its wild beauty and rugged charm. The cities of York and Leeds and the spa town of Harrogate are good bases from which to explore and can boast many of the best places to stay in Yorkshire, but the countryside and villages are also teeming with good hotels and pubs.
The people of Yorkshire are rightly proud of their county and its sporting prowess and few who know it can have been surprised when Yorkshire came 15th in the medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London. Regarded as one of the spiritual heartlands of cycling in the UK, Yorkshire will host the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France on the 5th and 6th of July. The best places to stay will be snapped up quickly so early booking is recommended.
For those who prefer to base themselves somewhere more urban the excellent Hotel du Vin chain has places to stay in both York and Harogate. The bedrooms in Hotel du Vin York, housed in a purpose-built extension are boutiquey and comfy with splashes of colour. The reliable bistro has a racing theme.
Hotel du Vin Harrogate feels slightly corporate but is comfy and cheery with a champagne and claret bar which must look irresistible after a long day.
Back in York, The Grange is a traditional Georgian hotel in a great location at the heart of the city. A mix of swaggy swirly canopied old school in some bedrooms and Farrow & Balled wooden-floored modernity in the public areas, the owners know how to look after their guests well.
The hundred year-old Balmoral in Harrogate has similar drinking and eating areas but with slightly more modern bedrooms. Open fires and a lively bistro make this a popular spot.
42 The Calls in Leeds was one of the first boutique hotels to open outside London and is still the best place to stay in the city. A converted 18th century corn mill, the bedrooms verge on the masculine but are full of rugged character.
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near Harrogate, Yorkshire
Michelin-starred food at this superb traditional village inn in the rolling Dales. Cosy, contemporary and traditional rooms, elegant public areas, and great walking outside.
Romantic former coaching inn on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate, now a fine country house hotel with spa. Beautiful setting in parkland. Michelin starred cooking as well as a brasserie. Popular for weddings. Helicopter pad.
Grand country estate. Golf and spa resort in heart of County Durham. Three restaurants, award-winning spa, glamourous interiors.
National Trust owned 17th century manor house on the outskirts of York. Majestic gardens, elegant interiors, luxury spa. Award-winning restaurant with garden views.
One of the latest in the growing chain of boutique city hotels with a business twist, with colourful, quirky, contemporary rooms and convenient bistro dining with good wines.
Impressive castle hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and award-winning cuisine and cookery school. Set in a 200 acre park, ideal for families, packed with activities, plus a spa.
Hip and happening hotel from the du Vin chain, popular with travelling businessmen, but tourists too. Excellent bistro food, all the mod cons, overlooking The Stray (the common).
Near Helmsley, Yorkshire
Tastefully converted smithy on the southern tip of the North York Moors. Central courtyard with fruit trees surrounded by attractive bedrooms. Indoor pool and award-winning restaurant.
Relaxed pub, restaurant and lovely rooms in a lodge with bags of character, on the edge of the North Yorks Moors. Thatched, old beams and inspired cooking. Plenty to do. Stress busting.
Small luxury hotel with individually themed rooms. Romantic style and ambience. Elegant and sumptuous rooms. Highly recommended restaurant and bar.
Traditional but understated hotel in heart of the historical city of York. Country house elegance, two award-winning restaurants, stylish bedrooms. Comfort, luxury, attention to detail.
Lovely old York stone inn-hotel in a picturesque village with chic, modern interiors, and a welcome heated pool and spa. Fine dining, a luxurious stay for local exploring.
nr Skipton, Yorkshire
Cosy, former crofters cottage turned pub in the Dales, oak beamed and full of character, serving excellent modern British food. Great walking from the door.
Imaginatively updated 16th-century coaching inn with tasteful modern bedrooms, a chill out 'Bothy' for residents, and fine bistro fare.
Welcoming village hotel with a country house feel, plush, comfortable rooms and a superb outlook. Excellent dinners, and elegant interiors make this a great escape for urbanites.
Stately Victorian country house set in 26 acres of attractive gardens. Grand interiors, gourmet restaurant, private woods for walking.
Glorious views outside, vibrant colours inside this funky and informal estate hotel, a contrasting twin to the more formal Devonshire Arms. Good family suites and laid back brasserie. Access to pool and spa facilities of its sister hotel.
Old fashioned country hotel in the Nidd valley, popular with walkers. Outstanding countryside. Simple rooms but standout food.
Regency house B&B with an award-winning garden, full of art and antiques. Dinners can be arranged for groups. Three large bedrooms, great comfort and style in historic Yorkshire town.
Cosy three bedroom inn owned by English Heritage with a romantic setting opposite abbey ruins, restored to its Victorian farmhouse roots. A quiet retreat.
Stylish rooms and dining in Swaledale in prime walking country with superb views. Sister hotel to the Charles Bathurst - simple, comfortable with good food in excellent outdoor locations.
Spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales from this convivial converted 18th-century inn. Light modern rooms, hearty food, great walking and cycling country.
nr Harrogate, Yorkshire
Very elegant old coaching inn-cum-hotel filled with antiques and paintings, on Ripley Castle estate. Choice of formal and bistro dining, with pretty, very comfortable bedrooms.
North Yorkshire Dales
Comfortable, charming Georgian country house hotel in stunning countryside on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Award-winning restaurant with organic food, lovely views from rooms.
nr Skipton, Yorkshire
Gloriously situated coaching inn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the Pennine Way, a perfect base for walking. Buzzy bar with dogs, fires and home cooking. Good value.
Traditional old Harrogate hotel transformed with contemporary styling with plush bathrooms and a lively bistro. Close to the centre with fine gardens, a relaxing place to stay.
Unusual guesthouse in an elegant living convent