2 Best Castle Hotels In North Yorkshire, UK

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county in England and is covered by lush national parks. If you are an adventure seeker, brave the Brimham Rocks for a challenging trek or spend a day hiking in North York Moors National Park. Meanwhile, risk-averse visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the market town or take a quaint visit to York and appreciate its imposing medieval architecture. Make sure not to leave out Studley Royal Park in your itinerary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can marvel at the beautiful ancient ruins of Fountains Abbey and the Georgian water garden.

With North Yorkshire’s abundant offerings, a day won’t be enough for exploration, so you’ll need a place to stay. Are you fascinated with staying in characterful castles? If so, scroll down for the best castle hotels in North Yorkshire, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 28, 2024.

1. Swinton Park, York (from USD 464)

Swinton Park is an exclusive 31-bedroom castle hotel that looks straight out of a fairytale. The 17th-century estate is perched atop 200 acres (80.9 hectares) of parkland and was a residential home to the Cunliffe-Lister family. All accommodation types boast a beautiful blend of state-of-the-art furnishes and period pieces.

Leisure facilities are aplenty in The Spa and Country Club to perfectly cater to your relaxation needs. It contains an 18-meter-long (59.1-foot-long) indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an aroma steam room, and a functional fitness center. That aside, there is a spa garden where you can practice yoga and commune with nature in luxury and style!

For delicious treats, order from the two elegant restaurants serving a variety of cuisine options, from local to international dishes.

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Swinton Park

Wifi Available

Address: Masham
7.09 km (4.5 mi) from Thorp Perrow - Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

Other castle accommodations in North Yorkshire, UK

2. Hazlewood Castle & Spa, Tadcaster (from USD 161)

This exquisite medieval castle nestled in 77 acres (31.2 hectares) of landscaped woodland and gardens appeals to guests who want to experience living like a queen or a king for a few days. The gorgeous property has a storied past dating back to the 11th century, and it features 32 elegant rooms and suites with a unique charm and distinct character.

The Imagine Spa is a treat for respite seekers, giving them a chance to pamper themselves with deluxe treatments and therapeutic massages. Aside from lavish aesthetics and contemporary comfort suited for royalty, the castle also offers a rustic restaurant, a library bar, a historic chapel, and a pet-friendly policy.

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Hazlewood Castle & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Paradise Lane, Hazlewood
49.15 km (30.6 mi) from Thorp Perrow - Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

Have a magical time in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is blessed with a rich heritage, stunning coasts, national parks, and market towns. It also features majestic castle hotels that offer premium modern comfort and uninterrupted serenity. This picturesque historic county in England will enchant you wherever you go. Upgrade your usual hotel stays by retiring in one of the best castle hotels in North Yorkshire above.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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