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.

Jump to Historic Hotels in:

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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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Saracens Head Hotel

Saracens Head Hotel, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6BX.

As mentioned in Charles Dickens’ first novel, The Pickwick Papers, this 400 year-old inn has been recently refurbished and now offers excellent standards of comfort and service. Set on the Roman Watling Street, just a short walk from Towcester Racecourse.

  • 17th Century

The Old Court Hotel

The Old Court Hotel, Symonds Yat West, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DA.

Build in the sixteenth century, the Old Court Hotel retains many of its original features including exposed beams and original leaded windows. Free Wi-Fi.

  • 16th Century

The Horn Of Plenty

The Horn Of Plenty, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JD.

With its award winning restaurant and elegant, luxurious rooms, this privately owned, beautiful country house enjoys panoramic views over the Tamar Valley. Rich in historic character and original charm, it offers a warm and friendly personalised service.

  • 19th Century

Ryebeck Country House

Ryebeck Country House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

Set in five acres of grounds, the charming Ryebeck Country House features 35 individually styled rooms and an award winning restaurant. The spacious bedrooms have been elegantly decorated and furnished, with some enjoying splendid views of Lake Windemere.

  • 19th Century

Hornsbury Mill

Hornsbury Mill, Eleighwater, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3AQ.

This beautifully converted 19th century watermill stands in five acres of peaceful, landscaped water gardens, deep in the heart of rural Somerset. Now a four-star hotel, the mill’s stunning original features have been carefully preserved and integrated.

  • 19th Century

South Lodge Hotel

South Lodge Hotel, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS.

Built in 1883 as a family home South Lodge Hotel still exudes that feel. Inside are 89 exquisitely furnished rooms, some with romantic four-posters, others with bubbling Jacuzzis, and wherever you turn stunning views over the South Downs.

  • 19th Century

George and Dragon Hotel

George and Dragon Hotel, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AB.

Standing on West Wycombe’s High Street, this former 18th century coaching inn now offers 11 traditionally furnished, en-suite rooms, some with four-poster beds. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious dishes, including local game and cheeses.

  • 18th Century

The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BN.

Occupying the ancient site of the Bishop of Hereford’s original castle, this characterful hotel now offers twelve delightful en suite bedrooms, three bars and a fine oak panelled restaurant. Built by Lord Carnarvon in 1719, it sits in well-tended gardens.

  • 18th Century

Stirling Highland Hotel

Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 1DU.

Originally built as a school, this is now a luxury four star hotel nestled in the historic town of Stirling. Leisure facilities on-site include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

  • 19th Century

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY.

Situated on Princes Street, one of the main shopping streets in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel is perfect for exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. Boasts spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

  • 19th Century