Rudding Park

in Harrogate

Address: Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH, United Kingdom

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Rudding Park a fantastic country house Hotel to stay in for a visit to Harrogate and the surrounding region of North Yorkshire.

Situated right at the edge of magnificent Harrogate, Rudding Park has a vast array of facilities on site, up to and including a golf course. Your every need is catered for here, at one of Yorkshire’s finest hotels.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Rudding Park is one of the best hotels in the country – indeed, it’s been awarded as such recently, too.

10 Fast Facts

  1. Rudding Park is a luxury hotel, spa, and golf resort situated close to the town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
  2. The hotel is set on 300 acres of parkland and gardens and has been awarded the accolade of ‘Best Hotel in the UK’ by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards in 2019 and 2020.
  3. Rudding Park offers a choice of 90 individually-designed rooms and suites, each with its own unique style and character.
  4. The hotel’s spa features a rooftop garden, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a range of treatments and therapies.
  5. Rudding Park is home to two 18-hole golf courses, including the championship Hawtree Course, as well as a driving range and a golf academy.
  6. The hotel has four restaurants and bars, including the award-winning Clocktower restaurant, which serves contemporary British cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients.
  7. Rudding Park is a popular venue for weddings, with a choice of elegant and romantic settings both indoors and outdoors.
  8. The hotel’s extensive grounds include a kitchen garden, a herb garden, and a wildflower meadow, as well as a range of sculptures and artworks.
  9. Rudding Park is committed to sustainability and has implemented a range of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, including the use of renewable energy sources and the reduction of single-use plastics.
  10. The hotel has won numerous awards and accolades over the years, including a Green Tourism Gold Award and a Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence.

Owner Description

Voted Independent Hotel of the Year 2019 and Best Hotel in England by VisitEngland 2018, Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful hotels in Yorkshire. A privately owned luxury hotel it features a range of bedrooms and suites, a destination spa, Clocktower Restaurant, 3 AA Rosette Horto Restaurant, Rudding Park Kitchen Garden, a residents gym, private cinema, golf course and golf academy and a meetings and events venue.

Ninety contemporary bedrooms have been designed using modern fabrics and tasteful colours. The Spa Rooms feature an ensuite spa bath, sauna or steam room, some of the rooms in the Follifoot Wing have private terraces or balconies and all the suites have ensuite steam rooms.

Voted the Best New Spa in the UK and awarded 5 Luxury Bubbles by the Good Spa Guide, Rudding Park Spa recaptures Harrogate’s spa heritage using natural spring water from the grounds at Rudding Park.

Over three levels, The Spa welcome is a space for all occasions, where guests can swim, shop, eat and drink and features an Indoor Pool, Juniper Log Sauna, Bucket Shower, Mud Rasul, Nail and Beauty Studio, Hair Studio, Retail Therapy, cafe and restaurant.

The Escape Zone is a peaceful, serene space for guests having a treatment. Explore and enhance wellness of mind, body and soul. Enjoy a refreshing complimentary herbal tea, seek skincare advice from of our specialist therapist team, or simply immerse yourself ‘In the Zones’ Audio, Visual, Mind and Relax.

The UK’s first Roof Top Spa and Garden is a social space to enjoy the extensive range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences with views over the mature gardens.

If food is your passion, Horto Restaurant offers contemporary fine dining using ingredients from Rudding Park Kitchen Garden and as such the menu is dictated by nature and the flair of the Chef and the skill of the gardener. Expect the unexpected with a modern interpretation both in the cooking methods and presentation.

Alternatively, choose Clocktower, which used seasonal ingredients served in stunning surroundings. Dine in the restaurant underneath the striking pink glass chandelier from Nice, relax in the bright and airy conservatory alongside the 400 year old olive tree or enjoy a drink at the bar.

For golf enthusiasts, choose from the 18 hole parkland Hawtree which features the Yorkshire version of Amen Corner, or the 6 hole Repton Short Course which includes a replica of the notorious island hole at Sawgrass, Florida.  There is something to tempt even the most seasoned Pro, as well as the novice. A team of resident PGA Professionals, cutting edge practice facilities and an 18 bay floodlit driving range make Rudding Park Golf Academy the ultimate golfer’s venue.

For Weddings, the Regency period house and mature gardens are an idyllic venue for this special occasion.  Overlooking the 19th century parkland, the light, airy rooms with their high ceilings and full length windows give a feeling of grandeur to every wedding. From the beautiful spring time daffodils to the vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas, the grounds provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs and a wonderful setting for your reception drinks. Rudding Park Chapel with beautiful stone carvings, makes it a lovely venue for a wedding blessing. Your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will guide you along the way from your initial enquiry through to all your planning meetings.

Rudding Park is three miles south of Harrogate and only minutes from the motorway network. The vibrant city of Leeds  (see other Leeds accommodation) and historic York are both within easy reach, as is Leeds Bradford International Airport and Harrogate train station. Rudding Park also has 24hr free onsite parking and a helipad.

The Spa at Rudding Park

The Spa at Rudding Park is a luxurious wellness retreat located in the beautiful Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The spa boasts a range of facilities, including an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and relaxation area, as well as a rooftop spa garden with a hydrotherapy infinity pool and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

The spa offers a range of treatments and therapies, including facials, massages, and body scrubs, using high-end products from brands such as Elemis, ESPA, and ila. There are also several packages available, including a Day Spa Escape and a Twilight Spa Experience.

Guests can also take advantage of the gym and fitness studio, which offer a range of classes and personal training sessions. The spa’s on-site restaurant, Horto, serves a range of healthy and delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

The Spa at Rudding Park is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, surrounded by beautiful countryside and luxury amenities.

Property Description

Rudding Park Hotel: A Luxurious Escape in the Heart of Harrogate

In the historic spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, there lies an estate where luxury and landscape converge to create an idyllic retreat: Rudding Park Hotel. This award-winning hotel is renowned not just for its beautiful setting and outstanding service but also for its commitment to providing guests with an experience steeped in indulgence and relaxation.

A Sanctuary of Sophistication and Serenity

Rudding Park Hotel, set within a sprawling 300-acre estate, offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its Regency-period origins have been thoughtfully preserved, allowing guests to immerse themselves in an environment that exudes elegance and grandeur. The meticulously landscaped gardens and grounds serve as a living canvas, painting a scene of natural beauty that changes with the Yorkshire seasons.

Accommodation: Timeless Elegance Meets Modern Luxury

Each room and suite at Rudding Park is a testament to the hotel’s dedication to comfort and style. Blending classic design with contemporary amenities, accommodations at the hotel cater to a variety of preferences and needs. From the opulent Follifoot Wing rooms with their private terraces or balconies to the suites that offer separate living areas and luxurious bathrooms, every detail has been curated to enhance the stay of discerning guests.

Culinary Excellence in a Picturesque Setting

Dining at Rudding Park is an adventure for the palate. The hotel’s restaurants, including the acclaimed Horto and the more relaxed Clocktower, showcase the best of local produce, transforming them into culinary masterpieces. Horto uses seasonal ingredients to create contemporary fine dining menus, while the Clocktower offers all-day dining in an environment that is both chic and welcoming, with its stunning glass atrium overlooking the gardens.

The Spa: A Pioneering Vision of Wellbeing

Rudding Park’s spa is a destination in itself, featuring an indoor swimming pool, a juniper log sauna, and a rooftop garden complete with a hydrotherapy infinity pool. The spa offers a range of treatments designed to nourish body and soul, using products from leading wellness brands. It’s an immersive wellness experience that reflects the restorative philosophy that Rudding Park embodies.

Golfing Amongst the Greens

For those seeking an active retreat, the Rudding Park Golf facility offers a premier golfing experience with its 18-hole course and 6-hole short course. The facility includes a floodlit driving range and a resident pro to help you perfect your swing amidst the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

Events with Elegance

Rudding Park is not just a hotel; it’s also a prestigious venue for weddings, conferences, and events. The diverse range of event spaces, from intimate boardrooms to the grand Rudding Park Chapel, are adaptable to any occasion, providing the perfect blend of historic charm and modern functionality. The professional events team ensures every detail is executed with precision, making for unforgettable experiences.

Exploring Harrogate and Beyond

The location of Rudding Park offers guests the perfect opportunity to explore the delights of Harrogate, known for its historic baths and Edwardian architecture. Additionally, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are within easy reach for those wishing to discover the rugged beauty of Northern England’s landscapes.

Commitment to Sustainability

Rudding Park is committed to sustainability, implementing measures to protect the environment while still offering a luxury experience. From reducing plastic use to managing their own kitchen garden, the hotel is an industry leader in eco-conscious hospitality.

Conclusion: Your Exclusive Yorkshire Retreat

Rudding Park Hotel is more than just a place to stay. It is a sanctuary where guests can indulge in the finest hospitality, savor exquisite dining, rejuvenate in a state-of-the-art spa, and relax in the timeless elegance of its rooms and suites. It is a place where memories are made, whether on a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a corporate retreat.

With its doors open to welcome you into its luxurious embrace, Rudding Park stands as a jewel in the heart of Yorkshire, promising a stay that is as enchanting as it is unforgettable. Whether basking in the tranquility of the spa, teeing off into the sunset, or simply taking in the splendor of the estate, a visit to Rudding Park Hotel is an indulgence in the truest sense—a celebration of the finer things in life, nestled within the timeless beauty of Harrogate.

Property Highlights

  • Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)
  • Want a great night’s sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.
  • Breakfast Info – Continental, Full English Breakfast, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
  • Free private parking available at the hotel
  • Loyal Customers
  • There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Spa
  • Access to a Gym
  • Access to Golf Course

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