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.

Featured Accommodation

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

Other popular listings

The Bold Hotel

The Bold Hotel, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0BE.

Set amidst the Victorian grandeur of tree lined Lord Street, the Bold Hotel has undergone a major refurbishment and now offers luxurious accommodation in 23 spacious en suite bedrooms. Dine in splendour in the very heart of this historic and iconic hotel.

  • 19th Century

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel, Crosby, nr. Liverpool, Merseyside, L22 5PR.

Following the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, the hotel was renamed the Royal Waterloo Hotel. Overlooking the Mersey estuary to the mountains of North Wales, this privately owned 3 star hotel is located in Crosby, between Liverpool and Southport.

  • 19th Century

Penny Lane Hotel

Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 9EH.

Adorned with Beatles artwork and stylish furniture, the Penny Lane Hotel offers 17 individually designed en suite rooms. The Mossley Hill area of Liverpool is home to many Lennon and McCartney related attractions.

  • 19th Century

The Old Bell Inn

Old Bell Inn, Delph, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5EG.

Set in the picturesque Saddleworth village of Delph, this 18th century coaching inn now boasts 18 bright and airy bedrooms, as well as a brasserie and restaurant. With exposed beams and open fires, it cleverly blends old English warmth with contemporary luxury.

  • 18th Century

The Principal Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester City Centre, M60 7HA.

One of the most prestigious buildings in the city, the Principal Manchester was originally the headquarters of the Refuge Assurance Company. Dating from 1891, this magnificent red brick and terracotta building has been beautifully restored and now offers luxurious 4-star hotel accommodation.

  • 19th Century

Great John Street Hotel

Great John Street, Manchester City Centre, M3 4FD.

This former Victorian school house has been totally transformed into a luxurious townhouse hotel, complete with a roof garden. Offering unique, individually styled bedrooms and suites, it stands next to Granada Studios.

  • 19th Century

King Street Townhouse

Upper King Street Conservation Area, Manchester City Centre, M2 4AW.

Set in a large Italian renaissance building, this baby grand hotel has been carefully updated to 21st century standards whilst retaining many of its historic features. Originally built in 1872, modern additions include a rooftop infinity spa pool and steam room.

  • 19th Century

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