Although it’s just five miles from the centre of Leeds and technically part of the urban sprawl, Oulton Hall still has the air of a rural estate. At its heart is a classically good-looking 18th-century manor house that’s been transformed into a popular spa hotel and wedding venue. In 2017 it hosted the hotly anticipated TV wedding of Emmerdale‘s Leyla and Pete. More recently, it served as a filming location for the Derek Jacobi and Harry Melling feature film Say Your Prayers.
On the hotel’s ground floor there is a network of lavishly decorated rooms that serve as restaurant and bar spaces for both guests and the public. As well as welcoming TV crews, these rooms see locals come for afternoon tea, spa packages and dining. Oulton Hall also has its own 27-hole golf course.