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The Crab & Lobster at Asenby, Thirsk

It was a surreal end to a very enjoyable date. Sitting on a velvet settee in the deathly quiet lounge of Crab Manor, all heavy drapes, ornate walls and strange artefacts, was like the Yorkshire equivalent of a scene in Twin Peaks.

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Spa at The Grand, York

Tucked away in the spa at The Grand, it’s hard to imagine you’re steps away from the York city throng.

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The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

Modern day spas come in every size and rank. Take the legendary Golden Door in California, pristine Clinique La Prairie in Switzerland, or Italy’s sumptuous L’Albereta.

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Afternoon Tea by Hudsons at The Grand, York

What happens when York’s finest hotel does afternoon tea? A British institution gets a sublime modern makeover.