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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The Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel, City Centre, Manchester, M60 2DS.

The Midland is an iconic landmark in Manchester and is full of history. This is the place where Rolls met Royce and where Churchill made one of his legendary speeches. Today there’s a swimming pool, a gym and an award winning 2 AA rosette restaurant.

  • 20th Century

Hollins Hey Hotel

Hollins Hey Hotel, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH45 0JY.

With views over the Irish Sea, this privately owned hotel has 13 en suite rooms all with free WiFi. The hotel’s cocktail bar features a grand piano and an open fire.

  • 19th Century

Shrigley Hall Hotel

Shrigley Hall Hotel, Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SB.

Set in the lovely Cheshire countryside yet within easy reach of Manchester, Shringley Hall Hotel is an imposing four star hotel. The hotel’s grounds feature a 18 hole championship golf course, and there is also a swimming pool, steam room and sauna.

  • 19th Century

The Townhouse Manchester

Macdonald Townhouse Manchester, City Centre, Manchester, M1 6DF.

Following a multi-million pound makeover, this former cotton warehouse has been transformed into a boutique hotel offering luxurious, comfortable rooms and a stylish brasserie. Dating from 19th century, it stands in the heart of Manchester’s city centre.

  • 19th Century

The Castle Green Hotel

The Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG.

Set in 14 acres of wooded grounds, this award winning hotel boasts two gyms, spa, swimming pool and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Within walking distance of the town centre, diners can enjoy views of Kendal Castle and the stunning Lakeland countryside.

  • 19th Century

Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor, Ledsham, Cheshire, CH66 8PF.

Dating from 1915, this wonderfully preserved Edwardian manor stands in 38 acres of secluded grounds. Rich in historic character and features, there are 29 comfortable en-suite rooms and a fantastic restaurant, supported by a team of award-winning chefs.

  • 20th Century

Mitton Hall Hotel

Mitton Hall Hotel, nr. Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PQ.

This magnificent 15th century manor house blends stunning interior design and decoration to create a contemporary country house hotel. Set in the heart of picturesque Ribble Valley, Mitton Hall Hotel is just a short drive from Clitheroe.

  • 15th Century

Ennerdale Country House Hotel

Ennerdale Hotel, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3DT.

This country house hotel is situated on the edge of the Lake District near to Whitehaven. From the moment you arrive into this glorious Grade 2 listed hotel you will appreciate why so many awards have been presented to this quite exquisite luxury hotel.

  • 17th Century

Broughton Craggs Hotel

Broughton Craggs Hotel, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0XW.

Broughton Craggs is an award winning, family run country house hotel set in acres of its own grounds. In the evening, why not relax around one of the lounge’s log fires? Only 3 miles from the pretty town of Cockermouth.

  • 19th Century

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

Craxton Wood Hotel, Ledsham, Cheshire, CH66 9PB.

Set in 27 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Chester, Craxton Wood boasts a luxury spa and an award-winning restaurant. The elegantly decorated rooms offer walnut work desks and scenic views, whilst the spa features an 18 metre swimming pool and gym.

  • 19th Century