The North

Luxury North England Holidays

This most romantic of landscapes has inspired writers, artist and poets for hundreds of years. A majestic scenery laced with beautiful shimmering lakes, unspoilt shorelines and lofty peaks. Discover its extraordinary Roman history and tales of Viking invaders in the ancient city of York.

The North at a glance

  • This region and it’s people are strong, passionate and proud of their heritage. Shaping the history of the British Isles with fascinating tales of bravery, battling Viking invaders and working at the heart of the Industrial Revolution.
  • It is renowned for rolling countryside criss-crossed with dry stone walls, its wild heather covered moors, mountainscapes and tranquil lake scenery that have inspired William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
  • This northern landscape is spanned by Hadrian’s Wall built by the Romans in the 2nd century, medieval abbeys and magnificent gothic cathedrals.
  • The City of York encircled by ancient walls encloses a spiders web of narrow streets with the soaring pinnacle of York Minster at its heart.
  • Must do’s include a cruise on Lake Windermere, rambling through the green fields of the Yorkshire Dales, exploring our Roman history at Housesteads fort and Chesterholm museum, and a visit to one of the grandest country houses in England, Castle Howard.
  • The north is the spiritual home of the Great British fish & chips, no wonder with much of the nation’s fishing fleet on its doorstep. Try some of our favourite local specialities like Wensleydale Cheese, moist Parkin treacle and ginger cake, Lancashire Hotpot and traditional Cumberland sausages.
  • They love their grub up north. Given the quality of local produce from lamb, venison and locally landed North Sea fish, it is hardly surprising that many of the leading British chefs have opened restaurants across the region including Simon Rogan, Michael Wignall and Mark Burchall, to mention just a few.
  • The North is easily accessible from four main international airports: Newscastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Road and rail links to London are also exceptional.

Gilpin Lodge

Windermere, The North

Gilpin Hotel is a family run business with a big heart offering superb fine dining, extraordinary service and true seclusion. Warmth and friendliness prevails with a touch of home. Many of their rooms have cedarwood hot tubs, whilst others have their own treatment area, steam room, stone bath, sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub. With a…

5 AA Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star


Cumbria, The North

Simons Rogan’s iconic riverside Restaurant with Rooms is located in the idyllic Cumbrian village of Cartmel. The rooms are extremely comfortable and full of character and charm. The restaurant is renowned for its truly unique offering in the UK restaurant scene, both for the warm, informed service style and innovative dishes and for the provenance…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars

Lord Crewe Arms

Northumberland, The North

In the 12th century, the Lord Crewe Arms was an abbots’ guesthouse. This heavenly inn has been lovingly created from converted miners’ cottages and an old village pub. Located in the pretty honeyed stoned Blanchland on the edge of the Pennines, it is the perfect village hideaway with old flagstone floors and blazing open fires….

3 AA red Star Country House Hotel
1 AA Rosette

Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa

York, The North

Just outside the City centre is the impressive Middlethorpe Hall country house set in 20 acres of manicured gardens and parkland. Built in 1699, it was once the home of the famous diarist Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu. The bedrooms, each decorated individually, are located in the house and in the 18th-century courtyard alongside. The panelled dining…

4 AA red Star Hotel
2 AA Rosettes

Moor Hall

Aughton, The North

A 16th Century Manor House steeped in history dating back to the thirteenth century. Its recent renovation has transformed the property into an exceptional restaurant with modest rooms. Situated in charming west Lancashire village of Aughton in five acres of breathtaking gardens overlooking a beautiful lake. At the helm is one of the most brilliant…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
5 AA Rosettes
2 Michelin Stars


Lancashire, The North

Northcote is a 19th century manor house on the edge of the delightful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, once the family home of a Lancashire textile baron. Smart and sophisticated yet it retains a truly relaxed and friendly tone that defines this region of the country. Respected Michelin starred Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen produces very visual, elegant…

4 AA red Star Small Hotel
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

The Angel at Hetton

North Yorkshire, The North

This inn enjoys 500 years of local history set in the charming small dales village of Hetton. At the helm is Michelin-starred chef and culinary legend Michael Wignall who runs the venue alongside his wife Johanna. Together their new standards of hospitality are immediately recognised. A place where unsurpassed levels of service, outstanding food and…

5 AA Star Restaurant with Rooms
4 AA Rosettes
1 Michelin Star

Yorebridge House

Yorkshire, The North

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with the breath-taking landscape unfolding all around you, Yorebridge House is the perfect retreat to return to following a long romantic windswept walk. The graded II listed, former Headmaster’s house and school buildings have been lovingly restored to a cosy contemporary oasis of calm. Watch head Chef…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms
3 AA Rosettes

Yorke Arms

Harrogate, The North

The Yorke Arms is in a truly inspirational setting in the outstanding natural beauty of the Nidderdale valley. Immerse yourselves in total comfort assured of great food and effortless hospitality. This is old world charm built on the reputation of its outstanding restaurant. Frances the Chef produces creative dishes inspired by the very best Yorkshire…

5 AA gold Star Restaurant with Rooms