Grantley Hall – Ripon, North Yorkshire

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

A shining north star, Grantley Hall is a real destination for luxury, fun and fine dining. Dating back to 1680s, this Grade II*-listed mansion house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales boasts an English Heritage ornamental Japanese garden. Opened in 2019 following a multi-million-pound restoration project by owner Valeria Sykes, the Georgian mansion’s Palladian beauty has been restored to its former glory, capturing its elegant grandeur as well as adding several new buildings. Guests are spoiled rotten here, with 47 beautiful bedrooms, an indulgent spa offering, an engaging programme of events and six drinking and dining venues including pan-Asian eatery, Restaurant EightyEight, stunning terraces for al fresco dining, and a glamorous late-night Champagne and cocktail bar, Valeria’s. Foodies will rub their hands with glee because the hotel’s principal Michelin-starred restaurant, overlooking the formal gardens, has menus by culinary maestro Shaun Rankin. Gastronomic delights, 17th-century splendour and contemporary design all add up to an unforgettable experience. Grantley Hall is currently the AA Hotel of the Year England.

Doubles from £500

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A bedroom in Grantley Hall, Ripon