We travelled to North Yorkshire to Nidd Hall for a weekend in March 2020 as The Flyrights were scheduled to perform an extended set on the Saturday evening. We took the opportunity to visit both Bolton and Fountains Abbey
Nidd Hall is a Warners Leisure Hotel close to Harrogate. It is an impressive Grade II listed building with extensive grounds.
The car parks close to our rooms were full – mainly due to the poorly marked spaces and some very strange parking. Our room was in the extension that had been part of the stables. To get to our room we walked through a courtyard. Our room was on the ground floor under the small tower.
Nidd Church was close by.
Harrogate was less than 8 miles away from Nidd Hall and on Saturday we went there for a wander and to visit Betty’s Tea rooms. It was quite cool and everyone was well wrapped up against the wind.
We visited a few shops before we went to the tea rooms just afterr 11 am. We had to queue for a little while inside but then we sat on a table near a window with lots of sunshine streaming in. Every table around us was packed. We ordered tyea and I added a piece of cheesecake.
We checked out buying scones or cakes to take back home but were advised that our stay in the area would be too long for them to be OK. The shop was busy and by now at 12.30 pm there was a queue outside.
I liked this cafe’s window art work.