Historic Hotels

Welcome to our selection of country houses and historic hotels across the UK. All the hotels listed are in heritage buildings, some are located deep in the countryside, some in in our historic towns and cities such as London, Bath and Manchester.

Whether you are looking for a sleepy manor house hotel to relax in, a spa break in a listed heritage hotel, or an action-packed weekend break offering all types of sports and activities – golf, shooting, fishing – you will find something here for you.

Simply scroll down to browse our selection of country house hotels. Alternatively, you can use the search box above to search by town, city or county.

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The Great House Hotel

The Great House Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ.

Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, The Great House had its imposing Georgian façade added in the 18th century to keep up with the times. Nowadays, The Great House is one of the finest small boutique hotels in Britain with a renowned restaurant.

  • 14th Century

Littlecote House Hotel

Littlecote House, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 OSU.

Dreamily beautiful historic Littlecote House has hosted both King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth I. Perfect for a romantic break for two as no children are allowed!

  • 13th Century

Rubens at the Palace

Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS.

Rubens at the Palace is a four star hotel situated opposite Buckingham Palace. Time your visit appropriately to watch – from the hotel’s lounge – the royal horses coming out of the Royal Mews.

  • 18th Century

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Ayre Hotel

Ayre Hotel, Kirwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1QX.

Overlooking the harbour in Orkney’s principal town of Kirkwall, the Ayre Hotel has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years. Offering modern, well-appointed en suite rooms, the restaurant features dishes made with Orkney beef, fish and other local produce.

  • 18th Century

Aberdeen Northern Hotel

Aberdeen Northern, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB24 3PS.

This iconic A listed Art Deco hotel has a unique ballroom, shaped like a violin body with lights concealed in flying buttresses. The hotel is less than a mile from the city centre and there is also a bus stop outside the hotel which runs every 10 minutes from the airport, bus & train station. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

  • 20th Century


Middletons, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6DS.

Named in honour of Dame Anne Middleton who funded the building of the former hospital in 1659, Middletons now comprises 56 comfortable guest bedrooms, an elegant restaurant and fitness centre with gym. All quietly located in the heart of York.

  • 17th Century

Guy Fawkes Inn

Guy Fawkes Inn, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HP.

The birthplace of the infamous conspirator Guy Fawkes, this city centre inn now offers thirteen individually decorated en suite bedrooms. Dine by candle and gas light in the restaurant which serves AA Rosette food.

  • 15th Century

The Principal York

The Principal York, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1AA.

A reminder of the golden age of steam, the 5-star Principal York is set adjacent to the railway station and was completed in 1878, a year after the new station opened. Boasting views across its private gardens to the majestic York Minster, it offers stylish modern rooms and a heated indoor pool.

  • 19th Century

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2GB.

Overlooking York Racecourse, this elegant William III country house is set in 20 acre grounds, complete with leafy terraces and fragrant orchards. Dating from 1699, it is now boasts luxurious accommodation, award-winning food and a boutique spa.

  • 17th Century

The Grand Hotel & Spa

The Grand Hotel, York City Centre, North Yorkshire, YO1 6HT.

Experience a friendly Yorkshire welcome in this stylish 5 Star Hotel. Set in the former home of the North Eastern Railway Company, this iconic Edwardian building successfully blends history and heritage with 21st century luxury.

  • 20th Century

Hotel Du Vin Newcastle

Newcatle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2BE.

The former headquarters of the Tyne Tees Steam Ship Company, this impressive Edwardian building has been totally refurbished and now offers a boutique hotel experience on the banks of the River Tyne. Just a short stroll from Newcastle city centre.

  • 20th Century

The Bold Hotel

The Bold Hotel, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0BE.

Set amidst the Victorian grandeur of tree lined Lord Street, the Bold Hotel has undergone a major refurbishment and now offers luxurious accommodation in 23 spacious en suite bedrooms. Dine in splendour in the very heart of this historic and iconic hotel.

  • 19th Century

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel, Crosby, nr. Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 5PR.

Following the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, the hotel was renamed the Royal Waterloo Hotel. Overlooking the Mersey estuary to the mountains of North Wales, this privately owned 3 star hotel is located in Crosby, between Liverpool and Southport.

  • 19th Century