Lace up your boots, zip up your coat and pick your walk – we’re taking you on a ramble through the castle grounds. Bridleway or forest trail, lake or woodland, Carr Hall Castle is easily accessible and yet you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away. Within the grounds we have two great walks: the beehive walk and the lakeside walk.There’ll be a cosy room, a hot toddy and a roaring fire waiting for you on your return, and don’t forget that Carr Hall Castle is dog-friendly: good to know if you want a canine companion on your trip.
The Castle is a perfect place to unwind and relax with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gym facilities. The drawing room is a great place to host guests with an open wood burning fire and grand piano. The lounge has been designed to be comfortable with modern technology to stream Netflix for the perfect movie night in with a large screen TV.
walk in nature
There is nothing more soothing than a walk early in the morning when the air is fresh to help you unwind, boost endorphins and improve moods. If you’re looking for a more strenuous option, head for the bridleways, tracks and trails surrounding the castle’s boundary walls. Borrow a pair of our complementary Hunter wellies and get ‘happily lost’ in our beautifully scenic pocket of the Yorkshire countryside.Further afield, and a short drive from the castle, the countryside around Hebden Bridge offers walking every bit as good as that found in the more celebrated Yorkshire Dales. You’ll be tramping across the moors within minutes.Don’t forget there’s our luxurious hot tub for a soak on your return. You can then reward yourself with afternoon tea in the lounge.
The Beehive walk begins a stone’s throw from the castle’s front door. Head up behind the Watermill Suite and climb the short flight of steps leading to the first viewing area. This is an ideal spot for a brief rest before you continue along a tree-lined path that winds through the castle’s woodland. After about a 5 minute walk you’ll arrive at a romantic rope seat – perfectly placed for enjoying spectacular views of the castle and its battlements.The walk ends by passing our beehives, where you can pick up a jar of fresh honey. Return to the castle, as mist descends, into the cosy candle-lit lounge warmed by a roaring log fire.
Take in the fresh country air on the lakeside walk – a tranquil and short easy stroll that takes in abundant birdlife and big skies. Walk around the lake to our elevated seating area, ideal for picnics or light refreshments. As well as our friends the ducks, who grace the lake, we have a family of herons living nearby.
The cobbled open courtyard and second terrace with seating are superb areas for any gathering large or small and, if the weather permits, a BBQ with friends and family. Not to forget the hot tub which is great for entertainment.
We like to pride ourselves on being dog friendly and do allow guests to bring along their furry friends on their luxury break at Carr Hall Castle. There are many trails and bridle paths around the castle grounds that are ideal for dog walks. We allow two well-behaved small to medium sized dogs, but please note, dog rates to apply and are charged per dog.
Thankfully, there are lots of family-friendly activities that can be done whilst on your stay at Carr Hall Castle. Nearby there are outdoor activities such as clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery, golf, horse riding and tennis coaching available. There is also adrenaline-fuelled fun, including Go Ape and Go-Karting to intriguing museums that can entertain the kids in the nearby cities. For something more chilled, visit one of the large open park areas to have a picnic and enjoy the sun.
Skipton Castle – Skipton – 46 miles
Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire Dales – 34 miles
Aysgarth Falls Trail – Yorkshire Dales – 55 miles
Bakewell – Peak District – 47 miles
Whitby Abbey – Whitby – 95 miles
Diggerland Yorkshire – for the kids – 26 miles
Cannon Hall Farm – 22 miles
Yorkshire Wildlife Park – 53 miles
Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough – 49 miles
Home of the famous Bronte sisters, Haworth – 15 miles