Historic Hotels in North West England

From quaint little escapes in the Lake District to grand hotels in Liverpool, welcome to our selection of country (and sometimes not so country!) house hotels in the north west of England. These listings cover the counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria.

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Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, BB5 5JP.

The hotel is a 700 year old building which you approach down a beautiful tree lined drive. The hotel’s 175 rooms blend age old comfort with modern design.

  • 14th Century

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Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Rookery Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DQ.

Set in 38 acres of Cheshire countryside, Rookery Hall dates back to the early 19th century and is now a four star country house hotel. Dine in the hotel’s award winning restaurant, and relax in the spa which boasts an indoor swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LT.

Boasting a prestigious Michelin starred restaurant and individually decorated, luxurious rooms, this award-winning 5-star hotel stands in the heart of Chester. The Grosvenor Spa features 5 luxury treatment rooms, steam room, salt grotto and foot baths.

  • 19th Century

The Pennington Hotel

The Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SD.

This 16th century former coaching inn offers 21 spacious en-suite bedrooms and fine local food served in its brasserie-style restaurant. With its beamed interior and courtyard terrace, bar snacks and afternoon tea are available during the day.

  • 16th Century

Old England Hotel & Spa

Old England Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DF.

With its 2 AA Rosetted restaurant, the Old England Hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Set in mature gardens with its own private boat moorings, the hotels modern leisure centre features a fully equipped gym, sauna and swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

Adelphi Hotel & Spa

Britannia Adelphi, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5UL.

The internationally famous Adelphi hotel is a superbly appointed hotel right in the heart of Liverpool. A grand Edwardian building rich in history, the elegant public areas and restaurants have been restored to provide stunning facilities.

  • 19th Century

Haweswater Hotel

Haweswater Hotel, Bampton, Cumbria, CA10 2RP.

Set in acres of woodland at the heart of the Lake District National Park, the Haweswater Hotel offers 21 elegant en-suite rooms, many with lake views. With a friendly bar and lake view terrace, the hotels restaurant features a menu of local produce.

  • 20th Century

Hollin Hall Country House Hotel

Hollin Hall Country House Hotel, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5BG.

Nestled in the Serene Valley this grand Victorian building sits on the edge of the Peak District. With 58 distinctive and individually designed bedrooms, this charming 3-star hotel is full of modern amenities, including free WiFi and 24 hour room service.

  • 19th Century

Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa

Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RJ.

Described as “Heaven on Earth” by the Yorkshire Post, Rothay Garden has recently gone through a £3M redevelopment. With two acres of gardens, a 2 AA rosette restaurant and riverside spa, Rothay Garden is perfect for a short break in the Lake District.

  • 19th Century

Hope Street Hotel

Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DA.

The hotel is set in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural quarter and features luxurious rooms with under floor heating and Egyptian cotton bed sheets. The critically acclaimed restaurant has been voted one of the top ten restaurants outside of London.

  • 20th Century

Crabwall Manor Hotel and Spa

Brook Crabwall Manor Hotel, Mollington, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6NE.

This historic manor house dates from 1660 and is today a luxury 4-star hotel with on-site spa. The hotel is located a short drive from Chester and approx. 5 minutes from the M56 motorway.

  • 17th Century