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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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

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