Bed and Breakfasts

Welcome to our handpicked selection of luxury bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels and small historic hotels throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All of the B&B’s listed on these pages are in historic buildings, with some located deep in the countryside and others in historic towns and cities.

New for 2017: We now have an icon next to each B&B stating the age of the building it’s hosted in. Some properties even date back to the medieval era!

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Hever Castle Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Astor Wing, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.

This stunning, 13th century double-moated castle offers luxury B&B accommodation in the Astor Wing of the property. Access to the castle is included in the rate and the gardens can be privately enjoyed by guests after closing. Free WiFi.

  • 13th Century

The Old Lock-Up

The Old Lock Up, North End, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FG.

The building where prisoners once slopped out with buckets now offers the last word in luxury and elegance.

  • 19th Century

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU.

Welcome to Warwick Castle! Today this medieval castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in England and now offers a choice of accommodation: medieval glamping tents, knight’s village lodges and the romantic Tower Suites in the castle itself.

  • 12th Century

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Graemeshall House

Graemeshall House, Saint Marys, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2RX.

Built in 1626 for Bishop Graham of Orkney, Graemeshall House now offers luxurious guest accommodation as well as a warm and friendly welcome. A full Scottish breakfast can be cooked to order and served in the beautiful wood panelled dining room.

  • 17th Century

Lamb & Lion Inn

Lamb & Lion Inn, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7EH.

Rebuilt in 1756 following a fire, the Lamb & Lion adjoins Bootham Bar, one of the four main entrances to the Roman fortress. The inn now offers 12 classic en suite bedrooms and serves AA Rosette food in a delightful parlour-style restaurant.

  • 18th Century

The Churchill Hotel

The Churchill Hotel, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 7DQ.

Set in the heart of the city, this listed Georgian mansion stands in beautiful, tranquil grounds. Dating from around 1827, it blends original character with modern luxury and features many artefacts associated with Winston Churchill.

  • 19th Century

Grays Court

Grays Court, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JH.

With a history dating back to the 11th century, Grays Court is one of the most historic buildings in England. Blending ageless character with modern comfort, the luxurious boutique rooms provide the ideal romantic retreat.

  • 11th Century

The Rose & Crown York

Rose & Crown, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3BP.

Conveniently situated for exploring the many sites of historic York, the award-winning Rose & Crown offers five comfortable en suite letting rooms. In a building that dates from 1786, today’s guests can expect to be served famous ales and freshly cooked food.

  • 18th Century

The Eccleston Arms

The Eccleston Arms, Saint Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3TU.

Offering nine individually styled, luxuriously appointed, en suite rooms, this 18th century public house now boasts 21st century facilities following a multi-million pound renovation. Guests can dine in splendour in one of the elegant restaurant areas or simply have a quiet drink at the bar.

  • 18th Century

The Griffin Inn

The Griffin Inn, Eccleston, Saint Helens, Merseyside, WA10 5AD.

A former coaching house, the Griffin Inn has been welcoming guests since the 1600s. Lovingly refurbished, it now offers 11 individual styled, en suite bedrooms, all with free WiFi. The restaurant features a full à la carte menu, whilst the bar menu serves classic pub food

  • 17th Century

Peel Hey

Peel Hey, Frankby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 1PP.

Set in the pretty conservation village of Frankby, this award-winning country house offers luxurious B&B accommodation in peaceful, rural surroundings. Dating from 1885, it successfully blends contemporary facilities with period charm and character.

  • 19th Century

Seaways Cottage

Seaways Cottage, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside, CH47 2AS.

Dating from around 1900, this delightful Arts & Crafts cottage was originally the coach house and stables to a rather grand neighbouring property. Set in the heart of historic Hoylake, it offers all the comfort required for a perfect night’s stay.

  • 20th Century

Church End Farm Bed and Breakfast

Church End Farm B&B, Hale Village, nr. Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 4AX.

Set in the heart of historic Hale with its thatched cottages and two village pubs, it is hard to believe that Church End Farmhouse B&B lies just a few miles from Liverpool Airport. This warm and friendly guest house is equipped with all modern amenities.

  • 18th Century