The Wensleydale

“Friendly town square hotel in the heart of horse-breeding country” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

MIDDLEHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our View

The ancient town of Middleham is a wonderful backdrop for the Wensleydale Hotel which sits on the main square looking up at the castle. Racehorse breeding is the local passion and you can constantly hear horses trotting past. There's a real French accent from the chef-proprietor running through the food offering in the Tack Room, which is at the heart of all they do here. Rooms come in various sizes and shapes and are charming and well equipped with lots of comforts such as Egyptian cotton linen, luxury toiletries and fresh coffee. Parking is on the town square to the front.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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2-Rosette restaurant
The Wensleydale
Market Place, MIDDLEHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 4PE

Features

Rooms
  • Family bedrooms: 2
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu

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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