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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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

Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LP.

The four-star Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa features water sports, gym and spa facilities, all on the shores of Lake Windermere. Many of the en-suite rooms enjoy stunning lake views, as does the hotel’s restaurant, which serves classic European dishes.

  • 18th Century

Abbey House Hotel

Abbey House Hotel, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PA.

Offering luxurious rooms with historic features, the Abbey House Hotel has hosted royalty, including King George V. Set in 14 acres of private grounds next to Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness and the Dock Museum are a 10 minute drive away.

  • 20th Century

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Pulford, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9DG.

This award winning 4 star hotel is situated on the Welsh Border yet is only a 5 minute drive from Chester. The brasserie and bar work together to offer two different dining experiences, whilst the spa offers a pool, sauna and gym.

  • 16th Century

Aphrodite’s Boutique Hotel

Aphrodite's Boutique Hotel, Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JD.

Set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens above Lake Windermere, the luxury themed suites at the Aphrodites Boutique Hotel feature spa baths or private hot tubs. With an elegant restaurant, guests also have use of an indoor pool, sauna and fitness area.

  • 19th Century

Dalston Hall Hotel

Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 7JX.

This magnificent Grade II listed castle is ideally located on the northern edge of the Lake District. Nestling amongst acres of woodland and gardens, the castle is also surrounded by a golf club.

  • 16th Century