Historic Grade-II listed Harrogate hotel seeks permission for restaurant extension

Nidd Hall

A country house hotel steeped in history located near Harrogate is bidding for a proposed restaurant extension to get the green light.

The Grade-II listed Nidd Hall, rumoured to be the place where King Edward VIII was introduced to Wallis Simpson, was built in the 1820s for Benjamin Rawson, a wealthy Bradford wool merchant, on the site of an Elizabethan manor house.

Set in 45 acres, the hotel became a hotel in the 1980s and was acquired by Warner Leisure in the late 90s.

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Now the hotel, home to 182 bedrooms, a spa and two eateries, wishes to extend its main restaurant The Rawson in a proposed development drawn up by PWP Architects.

The plan would see a 1,215 sq ft extension added to The Rawson, designed to complement the existing building.

Nidd Hall is also home to fine-dining eatery The Terrace and is one of 13 properties operated by Warner Leisure across the UK.


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