A YORKSHIRE hotel has been named as one of the most luxurious in the country - winning a coveted five red stars from a team of experts at the AA.

Grantley Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire was one of only two to get the top award this time, alongside Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in Windermere.

The judges said the hotel was "a wonderful fusion of new and old with the original hall dating back to the 17th century

" It opened in July 2019, and boasts award-winning restaurants along with state-of-the-art luxury gym, wellness centre and spa. Set in stunning grounds with 47 high quality, individually styled bedrooms and suites, there's an array of public areas and lounges so there is always somewhere you can lose yourself in. Expect attentive friendly service with warm Yorkshire hospitality."

General Manager Andrew McPherson said: "We are very proud to be awarded these much sought after Red Stars alongside the Gilpin Hotel.

"It’s fantastic recognition for our hardworking team here at Grantley Hall. We would like to thank the AA for keeping these awards going throughout the pandemic and giving us all something to focus on.

"Our team work extremely hard to deliver exceptional service to all our guests so we’re truly delighted to have received this accolade."

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said “As the hospitality industry reopens after a challenging year, it is an honour to announce our latest AA Red Star winners.

"With the public looking forward to travelling further afield once again, it is inspiring to see hotels like these offering impeccable service and exceptional stays, providing guests with a comfortable and reassuring return to the hospitality sector.”


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