The Devonshire Arms – Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Set on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate – 33,000 acres of prime Yorkshire Dales – this cosy hotel offers ultimate comfort and relaxation. Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, the hotel stands in parkland, surrounded by an Italian box garden. Inside, artwork and antiques merge with classic contemporary interiors, chosen by the Duchess of Devonshire. Arrive to bedrooms and suites with individual touches, richly decorated sitting rooms and log fires. The Secret Spa is a series of canvas bell tents featuring superb guest amenities and comforts with views over the Dales, plus access to the Spa itself, housed in a converted barn with heated pool, gym and therapy suites. The food is a highlight thanks to head chef Chris O’Callaghan whose carefully-crafted dishes celebrate the bountiful home-grown fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, along with produce reared and caught on the estate. For al-fresco dining, there’s the Champagne & Seafood Terrace, a pop-up restaurant featuring a delectable offering of 16 Grand Marque Champagne on the lawn, running until September.

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The Devonshire Arms Hotel, located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is perfectly located a short 15-minute walk away from picturesque Bolton Abbey. Guests staying with us shall receive a complimentary parking and access pass to explore the Bolton Abbey Estate at their leisure. The local towns of Skipton and Ilkley are also just 10 minutes’ drive away, and guests can easily find themselves in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park along country roads through the nearby villages of Burnsall, Grassington & Appletreewick.


Two on-site restaurants allow guests to experience a range of dining experiences, from fine-dining in the highly acclaimed Burlington, to the relaxed Brasserie & Bar, a riot of rich colour where original artwork adorns the walls. Both restaurants offer menus filled with fresh, local produce; and anything that cannot be found in the Kitchen Garden is instead sourced from local suppliers.


All guests receive complimentary spa access during their visit with us, but we recommend one of our luxury Temple Spa treatments for those wanting to truly relax. The unique series of holistic treatments combine traditional European and Eastern Philosophies, releasing tensions and restoring a sense of absolute well-being.


Owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the Hotel is steeped in history and charm, much of the interior artwork has come from Chatsworth’s Devonshire Collection, one of the finest private art collections in Europe. In 1981 the hotel underwent a major refurbishment and additional bedroom were added, under the supervision of Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. You can find her personal touch still evident throughout the hotel, and no two bedrooms are the same.

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