If you're looking for something grand in Yorkshire, then you're spoilt for choice. Here's the selection of hotels that were shortlisted in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious White Rose Awards.
Just outside of Leeds, you can try Wentbridge House dates from 1700 and is set in 20 acres of gardens and grounds in the beautiful Went Valley in West Yorkshire. Steeped in history and surrounded by century-old trees, Wentbridge House Hotel is a hidden gem and provides a relaxed and peaceful setting within easy reach of Doncaster, Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds and York.
The Black Swan is a centuries old coaching inn, turned boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Helmsley, one of North Yorkshire's prettiest market towns. This 45-bedroom hotel is smartly appointed, blending antiques with classic contemporary design and its varied exterior, complete with black and white timbers, plus Elizabethan and Georgian elements, portrays a rich history dating back to the 15th century.
Leeds is one of the North's most cosmopolitan cities. Thorpe Park is just a stone's throw from the best it has to offer - great shopping, vibrant night life and nearby, Harrogate, York and The Dales beyond. But we'll forgive you if you don't venture too far. Thorpe's contemporary ambiance, Spa, restaurant and bar make it the perfect place to chill as a couple or with friends.
The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate is one of Yorkshire's hidden gems, and is independently owned by The Bannister family. Set in 1400 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside - nestled between the market towns of Skipton and Settle, The Coniston is home to a premier CPSA Clay Pigeon Shooting ground, The Land Rover Experience, The Falconry Centre as well as to a range of outdoor leisure activities, such as Golf Driving range, Archery, Mountain Bike and Walking Trials.
Gisborough Hall Hotel. Dating back to the mid 19th century, this elegant hall has been carefully refurbished and extended to provide a pleasing combination of original features and modern facilities. Bedrooms, including feature rooms, four posters and family rooms, are richly furnished and feature peaceful views over tendered lawns, the Cleveland Hills or charming woodland.
Hilton Sheffield - Peaceful, quayside location, 2 minutes from the city centre, 128 rooms overlooking the quayside, some with balconies.
For those taking coastal breaks, there is again a wealth of choice. Offering spectacular and sumptuous luxury accommodation is The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby.
York Marriott Hotel. With 151 stylish guest bedrooms the hotel is ideal for the Business or Social traveller. We offer a range of banqueting rooms holding up to 190 delegates theatre style, secure WIFI internet access is available in public areas and our Leisure Club features a heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium & private tennis court.
Away from the White Rose Awards, there are also plenty of other stunning large hotels to see:
For those planning to take a city break in Yorkshire, we can recommend hotels for all seven cities. Overlooking the historic city walls, the Cedar Court Grand in York has gained national coverage for being the first hotel in York to gain 5 star rating and guarantees a fantastic stay in this famous city.
Those looking to have more of a retreat into the countryside have plenty of option too, with Yorkshire providing unrivalled countryside views. Recognised for the fifth consecutive year at the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, triumphing over some of the UK's finest hotels, Rudding Park sits in 300 acres of stunning parkland, 3 miles south of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate and is sure to carry plenty of appeal for visitors.