Escape to Yorkshire!
The lockdown has put everyone’s lives on hold for months, building the excitement of finally being able to stay away from home. And where better to stay than the beautiful Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales.
There are endless opportunities to enjoy on your Yorkshire staycation, and we’re providing a suggested itinerary to help you make the most of your luxury stay.
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa sits pretty on the beautiful Bolton Abbey Estate. On arrival, you can choose to be greeted by a member of the Devonshire team or will be able to check in via our new app to avoid any contact. Waiting for you in your chic country style room is a complimentary hygiene kit including sanitiser and wipes, and your personal toiletries.
Each of your blissful, country escape days will begin with a full breakfast with many options to choose from (make sure that you book your time slot in advance) and you will be able to have a sneak peak of the menu on the Devonshire app.
Our app will be full of information about our facilities, menus and lots of ideas of places to visit nearby with directions.
Perhaps take the short stroll to the Priory and enjoy a riverside walk amongst beautiful countryside. If the sun is shining and it’s a perfect day for a picnic, head down to The Cavendish Pavilion to pick up your premium picnic box which you can enjoy down by the River.
After a full day exploring when you get back to the hotel why not enjoy a memorable dining experience. Choose from a fine dining experience in the 3AA Rosette Burlington restaurant, or a relaxed meal in our informal AA Rosette Brasserie Restaurant.
Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are always a phone call away so do not hesitate to pick up the phone if you have any questions.
On the Bolton Abbey Estate
With 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside and 80 miles of footpaths to explore, the Bolton Abbey Estate provides something special for all ages. Why not try fly fishing in the River Wharfe, leap across the iconic stepping stones or admire the historic ruins? With many scenic walks to complete across the estate including the popular Valley of Desolation walk, during which you are rewarded with its beautiful waterfall – the perfect spot for a photo opportunity! The adventure then continues hiking up on to the moors to Simon’s Seat, with its breath-taking views. However, be sure to stop by the Cavendish Pavilion beforehand to fuel up with a luxurious ice cream and some tasty takeaway treats!
If you choose to park at Bolton Abbey, rather than stroll from the hotel, we can book your complimentary parking tickets for you. Please contact reception. Just 15 minutes’ drive away is the beautiful village of Burnsall, where our sister hotel The Devonshire Fell stands proud overlooking the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Take a moment by the Burnsall Bridge to enjoy some lunch, soak up some summer sunshine, dip a toe in the river and enjoy the views.
Appletreewick is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer’s day, 5 miles north of Bolton Abbey you can escape the crowds down by the river where there is a shingle beach, rapids upstream and rocky pools to explore.
A short drive from The Devonshire Arms is Skipton, a popular town where every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm you can visit the markets which have new social distancing methods in place with a variety of stalls, from local produce to some quirky finds.
In Harrogate aside from the luxury and antique shopping the beautiful RHS Gardens are now open, if you wish for some tranquillity and colourful photo opportunities then be sure to pre-book your ticket here.
The dramatic landscape of the Dales has been attracting visitors for many years and the heart of the area has been designated as a National Park and an area of outstanding natural beauty with its extraordinary limestone formations at Malham Tarn, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.
And finally, try and catch a sunrise or sunset upon the beautiful Ilkley Moor and take in the incredible views.
Whatever you decide to do with your time with us, you can rest assured that your booking can be made with peace of mind with our Devonshire Promise.