Explore the small market city of Ripon, with its cobbled market square and impressive Cathedral you can easily spend a few hours soaking up the country charm of this North Yorkshire town.
With a stately backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Grantley Hall will appeal to your romantic side.
A long sweeping drive and meticulous gardens aside the ever-rushing River Skell. It’s easy to picture this as the setting for a lost Brontë novel.
If these wood panelled walls could talk, they’d tell tales of the royal and famous who’ve visited to the war effort with Dame Vera Lynn singing to the troops. But this is no museum. Classical elegance sits as comfortably alongside contemporary luxury as the plush velvet stools do to the oak bar. Today the tales would be of guests in a deep sense of bliss following a day at the spa, walking in the private parklands, taking in the opulent yet welcoming interior. At day’s end climb the stairs to the softly muted bedrooms and suites with many original features, Italian marble and views over the river and formal gardens. Now, what should we call that novel?
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Number of rooms
Grantley Hall offers a diverse range of dining options for residents and non-residents, from a quintessentially British afternoon tea in the Drawing Room and healthy snacks in the Three Graces Spa Lounge to signature fine dining in Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, the best of modern British cuisine in Fletchers and tempting Pan-Asian in Restaurant EightyEight. The hotel’s three bars offer an extensive range of cocktails and spirits – the Norton Bar blends rich heritage with modern opulence and the Norton Courtyard is a perfect place for alfresco drinking and dining. Bar EightyEight leads to a private terrace overlooking the Japanese Garden and Valeria’s, the late-night Champagne and cocktail bar, is open Thursday – Saturday to provide a vibrant late-night option to end the evening.
Three Graces Spa is the perfect place to relax in a serene state of equilibrium, offering facial, full body, hand and feet treatments, as well as holistical and yoga practices. To complement the range of treatments and therapies available guests can relax next to the 18 metre indoor swimming pool, take a dip in the indoor to outdoor hydrotherapy pool or the outdoor cedar hot tub then enjoy the thermal experiences available in the sauna, steam room and snow room. A tranquil relaxation area is available, and the Three Graces Spa Lounge offers a delicious range of healthy, nutritious drinks and snacks throughout the day, where you can watch the world go by on the outdoor terrace.
Three Graces Spa opening times: 7:00am – 8:00pm daily for spa facilities and 10:00am – 5:00pm for spa treatments
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ELITE Luxury Gym & Executive Wellness combines a luxury executive gym with a fitness and wellness facility offering some of the most pioneering services available in the health and fitness industry. Set over two floors, ELITE combines a contemporary design with the latest cutting-edge gym equipment from LifeFitness providing a luxury environment for the ultimate workout. There are three workout spaces available including the Executive Gym, the Strength and Conditioning Gym and Heath and Performance which includes a cryotherapy chamber, altitude training and sleeping facilities, electro muscular stimulation training, underwater treadmill and 3D body scanners.
ELITE Luxury Gym & Executive Wellness opening times: 7:30am – 8:00pm
Wine Tasting Room
Cross the bridge that links the Grade II listed Hall with the new Fountains Wing and you will find the luxurious wine tasting room. Sit down with the resident Sommelier for a private wine tasting experience – choose the perfect wine to complement your dinner or just enjoy some time to enjoy your wine.
Grantley Hall’s late-night Champagne and cocktail bar, Valeria’s, is a den of old-world glamour and modern sophistication is an intimate and exclusive venue where guests can party late into the night. Set apart from the main hotel to ensure privacy and an exclusive ambience, the décor and design of Valeria’s Champagne bar is reminiscent of the heady days of the Great Gatsby when parties ended only when the sun came up.
Enjoy a stroll around the stunning ornate English heritage Japanese garden. Created in 1910 by Lady Jane Furness, wife of Sir Christopher Furness who bought Grantley Hall from the Norton family in 1900s, the Japanese gardens were the first of their kind in Europe. Lady Jane Furness, a keen gardener, brought in rocks from Brimham Rocks – which is located just 10 minutes from the Hall – to create the garden.
Visit the delightful spa town of Harrogate. Take a dip in the thermal spa baths, walk through the lovely Valley Gardens and don’t forget to eat a fat rascal in Bettys Tea Room – a Yorkshire institution. Explore the small market city of Ripon, with its cobbled market square and impressive Cathedral you can easily spend a few hours soaking up the country charm of this North Yorkshire town. A mere 6 miles away is the lovely little town of Ripley. With a 700 year old castle boasting magnificent grounds which you can walk through, a deer park and walled gardens, you can also access a number of pretty walks and bike trails from the village. Don’t forget to visit the famous ice-cream shop before you leave.
Knaresborough is a market town full of surprises – a warren of medieval streets, a hill top castle, picturesque riverside walks and the imposing railway viaduct ensure there is a stunning view around every corner. Mother Shipton’s Cave – another Knaresborough ‘must-see’ attraction. Born in 1488, Mother Shipton was one of England’s most famous prophetess and predicted many things that were to happen in the future. A fascinating place for visitors of all ages. Located on the other side of Ripon and hailed as one of England’s finest houses Newby Hall & Gardens has plenty to discover both indoors and within the 25 acres of award winning gardens.
From £275 per room per night
What the Experts Say
“Guests are spoilt rotten here: though it has just 47 beautiful bedrooms, there’s a lake and English Heritage-listed Japanese garden, a sybaritic wellness centre, imaginative programme of events and no less than seven drinking and dining venues.”
Country & Townhouse
From the A1(M):
Take J50 of the A1 and follow signs to Ripon. Then follow signs for Pateley Bridge and Fountains Abbey on the B6265 – the hotel is approximately 4 miles from Ripon.
10 miles from Harrogate Train Station
22 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport
Attractions Near Grantley Hall
Harrogate is also known as “The English Spa.” For centuries, visitors have flocked to the mineral hot springs. Today, those springs still soothe the body while the placid RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and Yorkshire Dales national park stimulate the soul. Tea rooms, architecture, and art galleries are the main pastimes in this pleasant town. With four rail stations for easy transport, travelers can board trains running between Harrogate and York, Leeds, Knaresborough, and London.
With a 700 year old castle boasting magnificent grounds which you can walk through, a deer park and walled gardens, you can also access a number of pretty walks and bike trails from the village. Don’t forget to visit the famous ice-cream shop before you leave.
Knaresborough is a market town full of surprises – a warren of medieval streets, a hill top castle, picturesque riverside walks and the imposing railway viaduct ensure there is a stunning view around every corner.
Mother Shipton’s Cave – another Knaresborough ‘must-see’ attraction. Born in 1488, Mother Shipton was one of England’s most famous prophetess and predicted many things that were to happen in the future. A fascinating place for visitors of all ages.
Located on the other side of Ripon and hailed as one of England’s finest houses, Newby Hall & Gardens has plenty to discover both indoors and within the 25 acres of award winning gardens.
Weddings at Grantley Hall
With its rich luxury heritage, coupled with stunning formal gardens and enchanting grounds, Grantley Hall offers an unrivalled setting to create unforgettable memories on what will undoubtedly be the most special day of your lives.
Whether you’re imagining an intimate ceremony for 20 or an elaborate affair for hundreds of guests, the hotel has a number of elegant spaces, perfectly adaptable to your vision. The Chefs will create a bespoke culinary experience, from delicious canapés to mouth-watering desserts, accompanied by a selection of fine wines recommended by the Sommelier, and of course a Wedding Co-ordinator will ensure that every element of your day is timed and delivered to perfection.
Need to know
Summer House Pavilion – capacity 50
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall room – capacity 100
Grantley Suite – capacity 180
Wedding menu options
Your guests will enjoy enticing and memorable food and drink experiences, with the skill and expertise found in therestaurants emulated in your wedding menu.
From delicious canapes to mouth-watering desserts, the Chefs will create bespoke menus to suit your personal taste. The Sommelier will ensure that your food choices are complemented by the very best champagne and fine wines from the extensive wine cellars. The provenance of ingredients is key and will be guided by the seasons to guarantee the highest quality of produce is served.
Norton Package from £195 per person
Furness Package from £230 per person
Aykroyd Package from £270 per person
Grantley Package from £295 per person
Grantley Suite, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall and the Summer House Terrace are licensed for civil ceremonies.
Wedding planning services
Together with a carefully selected list of trusted partners, your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will ensure that every single detail is just the way you like it.
Meetings at Grantley Hall
Day delegate rate
24-hour delegate rate
Maximum number of delegates
72 (Cabaret style)
180 (Theatre style)