How to Spend Four Days at Our Yorkshire Dales Hotels

20th February 2024
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Our Yorkshire Dales hotels act as the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With our two locations on The Bolton Abbey Estate and Burnsall Village, you’re able to extend your stay and experience more during your visit. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, cultural immersion or outdoor activities, our carefully curated itinerary is the perfect way to spend four days at either of our Yorkshire Dales hotels.

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Upon your arrival to the hotel, check-in and settle into your bedroom. Each of our Yorkshire Dales hotels has its unique charm. The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa is a classic country house hotel, with luxurious bedrooms and a choice of two restaurants and a spa on site. The Devonshire Fell is based down the road in Burnsall Village has all the romance of a classic Bronte sisters novel, and offers contemporary comfort and exceptional dining.

Regardless of which hotel you choose, after checking in you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the spa. Lie back in the rejuvenating waters of the vitality pool, unwind in the steam room and sauna and even treat yourself to a pampering Temple Spa treatment.

Explore the spa: The Devonshire Spa

As the day turns to evening, take a leisurely stroll around the Bolton Abbey Estate. Discover the stunning views showcasing the surrounding landscape, meander along riverside paths and explore the ancient priory ruins.

The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa - one of our Yorkshire Dales hotels
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa

Discover more about Bolton Abbey: Bolton Abbey

End your day on a delicious note by indulging in a relaxed dinner in The Brasserie Restaurant or The Devonshire Fell Restaurant. Dine amidst the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, and enjoy sampling dishes that use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.  

Day 2: Explore Skipton and Surroundings

Begin your second day in the Yorkshire Dales with a visit to the local Skipton Castle. Located just a short drive away, Skipton Castle is over 900 years old and one of the best-preserved medieval castles in England.

Learn more: Skipton Castle

After your trip to the castle, make the most of being in the quaint market town of Skipton by exploring some of the local shops and cobbled streets. There are plenty of traditional country pubs to choose from for a leisurely lunch. Enjoy classic pub food and a hearty atmosphere at The Cock and Bottle, or opt for a family-run café atmosphere at The Two Sisters Bar and Kitchen.

Plan your trip: Welcome to Skipton

Skipton Castle. Yorkshire Dales
Skipton Castle

 After lunch, choose to take a scenic drive through the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park, stopping to admire the panoramic views. As evening falls, head back to the comfort of our Yorkshire Dales Hotels to gather around the roaring fires. Relish in the simple joys of a board game or book before heading back to your bedroom for a good night’s rest.

Day 3: Discover Local Attractions

Start your third day with a trip to the nearby Yorkshire village of Haworth. Step back in time with a visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Explore the rooms where the Bronte sisters wrote their timeless literary classics, and understand the inspirations behind the books.

Plan your trip: Bronte Parsonage Museum

Haworth Main Street - Yorkshire Dales
Haworth Main Street

Next, venture to the historic town of Harrogate, renowned for its elegant architecture and natural springs. Immerse yourself in luxury at the famous Turkish Baths, where opulent surroundings and treatments await. Allow yourself to be transported to a realm of tranquillity and rejuvenation as you indulge in the ultimate spa experience.

Learn more: The Turkish Baths Harrogate

No visit to Harrogate would be complete without a stop at Betty’s Tea Rooms! Betty’s was first established over 100 years ago and is now one of Yorkshire's most iconic cafes. Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, savouries and freshly baked scones.

Book a table: Bettys Harrogate

Afterwards, head back to The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa for a dining experience like no other. Indulge in a tasting menu at the award-winning Burlington Restaurant, where innovative dishes and seasonal flavours take centre stage. The menu changes seasonally, but you can expect to dine on dishes such as Yorkshire Duck with beetroot, blackberries, salsify and dark chocolate.

Book a table: Burlington Restaurant

Yorkshire Duck in our Burlington Restaurant,
Yorkshire Duck in the Burlington Restaurant

Day 4: Outdoor Activities and Departure

On your final day, embrace the great outdoors and explore the Yorkshire countryside by bike or foot. We have a variety of different trails leading directly from the doorstep of our Yorkshire Dales hotels and also offer bike storage on request.

If you prefer a slower pace, enjoy a lie-in with our late check-out and savour a leisurely breakfast. Upon leaving the hotel, you could have one last scenic drive through the Yorkshire Dales before starting your journey home.

We hope that our itinerary has helped provide you with inspiration for your trip to our Yorkshire Dales hotels. If you’re interested in booking a longer stay with us, our Three Nights for Two or Four Nights for Three offers include a complimentary night on us plus breakfast.

Discover more and book your stay today: Three Nights for Two or Four Nights for Three.

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