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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Stanley House Hotel

Stanley House, Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7NP.

Set in 54 acres of glorious Ribble Valley countryside, this 17th century manor house has been lovingly converted and now offers 30 first-class bedrooms, a stylish restaurant and a world-class spa. Just a short drive from Blackburn and motorway links.

  • 17th Century

Castle Inn Hotel

Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4RG.

A former 16th century coaching inn, the Castle Inn now offers bright and airy en-suite rooms, complete with free Wi-Fi. Enjoying views over Bassenthwaite Lake, the hotel’s extensive leisure facilities include a spa pool, sauna and tennis courts.

  • 18th Century

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0EJ.

Situated in the Cumbrian market town of Cockermouth, the award winning Trout Hotel features luxurious en-suite rooms, the elegant Derwent Restaurant and a modern terrace bar / bistro. Bassenthwaite Lake is just a ten minute drive away.

  • 17th 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

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel, Ireby, near Keswick, Cumbria, CA7 1HH.

This family run grade II listed hotel is surrounded by a host of walks. The bedrooms are beautifully designed and all have luxurious bathrooms; one room even boasts a whirlpool spa bath. Dogs welcome at no extra charge.

  • 18th Century

Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa

Thornton Hall Hotel, Thornton Hough, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 1JF.

Thornton Hall Hotel is an elegant 4 star country hotel in the historic village of Thornton Hough. The highly acclaimed restaurant has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for its fine cuisine and the luxury spa resort offers an extensive range of treatments.

  • 19th Century

The Queen, Chester

The Queen Hotel, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3AH.

First opened in 1860, the Queen offers grand Victorian style with the hotel’s restarant overlooking the Italian terraces and sculptured gardens. Set opposite Chester Station, all rooms enjoy satellite TV, some feature sumptuous 4-poster beds.

  • 19th Century

Allerdale Court Hotel

Allerdale Court Hotel, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9NQ.

Set in the heart of Cockermouth, Allerdale Court features 21 individually designed en-suite rooms and a modern bistro-style restaurant serving dishes made using locally sourced produce. On the edge of the Lake District, just 7 miles from the Solway Coast

  • 18th Century

Craig Manor Hotel

Craig Manor Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2JF.

Originally built as a private residence in 1848, Craig Manor now offers luxurious accommodation in modern ensuite rooms, many with views over Lake Windermere and the Langdale Pikes. The hotel’s restaurant serves both British and international cuisine.

  • 19th Century

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JF.

A warm welcome awaits you at Lindeth Howe, a property once owned by Beatrix Potter! With its spectacular views over Lake Windermere, the hotel also boasts cosy log fires, a swimming pool, sauna, as well as fine dining in the 2 AA rosette restaurant.

  • 19th Century