The King's Head Hotel

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond Castle

Classic Double room

Yorkshire Dales

Classic Double room

Classic Double room

An award-winning Georgian coaching inn in a North Yorkshire market town, with revamped interiors and period features - includes breakfast

North Yorkshire is brimful of characterful market towns set amid the stunning Yorkshire Dales, including Richmond on the River Swale, home to an impressive Norman castle, ruined Easby Abbey and elegant Georgian coaching inn The King's Head Hotel.

Exactly 200 years old this year and having recently undergone a million-pound refurbishment, here you’ll find much to celebrate. Being a Grade II listed building, many period features and original rooms are still in existence, including a ballroom which hosted a piano recital by famous composer Franz Liszt back in 1841. Other illustrious previous guests include world-renowned artist JMW Turner and Boy Scouts founder Lord Baden Bowell.

Today it retains a welcoming ambience, and with only 24 bedrooms, boasts an intimate air. A full English breakfast will more than set you up for a day out and about, maybe following some of the local walks described by famous travel writer Alfred Wainwright in his walker’s guide.

While the town itself offers a number of excellent cafes and restaurants, it’s well worth opting for a hearty dinner on locally sourced regional fare in the hotel's newly established Eatery & Coffee House. Among numerous awards for The King's Head Hotel is a Visit England Breakfast Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Good to know

Dogs are welcome in a number of guest rooms and most public areas except the restaurant. Due to its age and listed status, please note that the hotel does not have a lift and many rooms are accessed via stairs only.

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Highlights

  • The great location in Richmond town centre, with easy access to the glorious Yorkshire Dales
  • Waking up in a recently refurbished, 200-year-old Georgian coaching inn
  • Taking a twirl round the original ballroom, where famous composer Franz Liszt once played the piano

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