The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

“Fine hospitality in a beautiful countryside setting.” - AA Inspector



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Dating back to the 17th century, The Devonshire Arms, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire sits pride of place in the glorious Wharfedale countryside. A long tradition of fine hospitality continues to this day, as guest's needs are accommodated in style. Bedrooms are elegantly furnished; those in the old part of the house are particularly spacious and have four-posters and fine antiques. The rest of the hotel is equally elegant: Cosy sitting rooms display artwork from the owner's collections and the Burlington Restaurant offers accomplished cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce largely from the estate, neighbouring farms and the hotel's own kitchen garden. The Brasserie provides a modern lighter alternative with an outdoor terrace for the summer months. There's also a spa to relax in with some hidden bell tents providing a true escape to the dales.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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Breakfast Award
AA Recommended Spa
2-Rosette restaurant
1-Rosette restaurant
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa


  • En-suite rooms: 40
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Bedrooms Ground: 17
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Private fishing
  • Gym available
  • Croquet Available
  • Spa Available
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 150
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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