Day 1. A Winter Break in Bolton Abbey — Love Travelling

Love Travelling

The Yorkshire Dales offers some beautiful scenery and walking trails so we packed our walking boots and set off bright and early one late January morning for an overnight visit.  We decided to stay in Bolton Abbey nestled in the heart of Wharfedale.  It’s a picturesque village located between Skipton and Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

Untitled The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

We’d reserved a room at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa which has been a landmark of the village since the early 17th century.  The hotel came into the ownership of the 4th Duke of Devonshire in 1753 as part of the Bolton Abbey Estate.  Over the years, the hotel has been further developed and in 1981 underwent a major refurbishment under the supervision of Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire with many of her personal touches still in evidence today.

Untitled The cosy entrance lobby at…

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