Atmospheric Estates Chosen to Inspire Imagination
The Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
A historic, purpose-built, Victorian hotel with breathtaking, spectacular, clifftop, coastal vistas, the atmosphere at the Victoria Hotel sets the perfect tone to begin our sojourn. Each of this boutique hotel’s fourteen guestrooms is beautifully decorated and many provide stunning sea views. The hotel is just a short walk to center of town and is right along the coastal trail to Whitby. It offers an award-winning restaurant, a friendly pub, and a cozy, Victorian tea room.
The Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire:
The Aysgarth Falls Hotel provides and ideal location for exploring the evocative landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. This beautiful, family-run hotel has recently been completely renovated and provides all of the modern conveniences and yet maintains an appealing, rustic charm. True to its name, the hotel is perched just above the Aysgarth Falls and some rooms provide views of the haunting Bolton Castle in the distance. The hotel’s restaurant specializes in excellent, locally-sourced foods and it’s well-stocked pub offers a fine selection of locally-brewed ales.
Mitton Hall Hotel, Ribble Valley, Lancashire:
This magnificent 15th Century manor house is just a short drive from the village of Hurst Green and Stonyhurst College where Tolkien frequently visited his son John while the boy was attending seminary. Immediately upon entering the gracious foyer, the visitor is transported to a by-gone era. All of its lovingly-restored bedrooms are designed for comfort, yet each retains its unique, historical details. You will enjoy your time here: visit the well-stocked and richly-decorated bar, wander around and soak in the atmosphere, relax in one of the lavishly-decorated drawing rooms. It isn’t often that you spend a night in such a grand abode.
The Old Parsonage Hotel Oxford, England:
A Wisteria clad stone building dating back to 1660, the smart, privately owned luxury Old Parsonage Hotel is ideally located for our sojourn and just a short walk to everything in Oxford. Situated between Keble and Somerville Colleges, the inviting abode has changed little since the days that Tolkien himself surely walked past. Each of its thirty bedrooms displays traditional British character and its charming restaurant offers the very best of classic British food. Its wonderful walled terrace provides a relaxing environment to enjoy an afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. And don’t miss the live jazz that is performed here every Friday evening.