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The Priory Guesthouse

Traveller (90)
Room & Suite (92)
Dining (9)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Set in the heart of historical Middleham overlooking Richard III’s childhood home, Middleham Castle, The Priory offers an escape to the country for those who aren’t prepared to compromise on urban luxuries. Middleham is famous for its race horse connections and groups of horses pass by the front of the Priory every morning on their way to the gallops. Located within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds, Harrogate and York, 5 race courses and several golf clubs. Nearest train station is Northallerton, and the nearest town is Leyburn (2 miles). Middleham has a local village store and local public houses serving food. The main house has 5 bedrooms, a guest Drawing Room and dining room. There is a walled garden for the use of guests – sit under the apple tree sipping a glass of wine and sharing one of Chris’s special summer BBQs. Drying, Ironing & Laundry facilities available. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the Priory in certain rooms by arrangement at point of booking for a small additional charge. Street parking available, there are no yellow lines in Middleham! The whole of the Priory is also available for house parties – price on application depending on requirements. For a self catering option, The Coach House which dates back to the 16th Century sleeps up to 8 guests – dog friendly, so bring your favourite 4 legged furry friend. Enjoy walks from the door and in surrounding dales including the Six Dales Trail.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Great View


Full view
58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
37Restaurantswithin 5 miles
23Attractionswithin 5 miles
72Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
We stayed in a superior room which overlooked the castle for one night. The owners were so lovely upon arrival and showed us to our beautiful room which looked out onto the castle. Breakfast was really lovely and we loved the touches to make everything personal The bathroom was
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We stayed here at Easter with our doodle “Perci” and enjoyed it so much we returned for New Year. Chris and Sarah are just fab hosts and nothing is too much trouble , Chris sorted out our New Years Eve meal at the Richard 111, communication is great . Perci was made so welcome
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We had the large family room up 2 flights of stairs. Very comfortable and spacious room but rather small bathroom. Free parking on main Street. Very friendly and helpful hosts and excellent full English breakfast. Location right opposite the Castle. Pity The Priory is
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My wife and I had a great afternoon and evening in and around Middleham. Country pubs, with open fires, good food with interesting and friendly people. The Priory is a fantastic place to stay. the rooms are as advertised and the warm welcome was just what we needed. For a
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Me and my partner stayed at the Priory for a weekend visiting family and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! Excellent hosts, perfect room and delicious breakfast. I couldn’t recommend staying here enough! 10/10
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Room with an Historic view
Beautiful views from Middleham
Castle View Room
Castle View Room
"Book direct"
"Beware the stairs if getting on in years."
"Pick a room with a view of the Castle"
"All rooms are good."
"Castle View is advertised as their most luxury room and I would have to agree- it was an incredibly beautiful place to stay in."
US$148 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireMiddleham
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