One of the North York Moors National Park’s landmark hotels, The Milburn Arms at Rosedale Abbey, has re-opened after lying empty and neglected for five years.
Dating back to 1776, the one time coaching inn has undergone a massive refurbishment by its new owners, Danby Castle Ltd, who will now host weddings at the historic castle and hotel.
Company directors Carolyn and Duncan Bavister have given the hotel a multi-thousand pound facelift to its 12 bedrooms – all named after well-known villages in the National Park – and 62-cover restaurant.
The aim is for weddings to be held at the castle, whose most famous one-time resident was Katherine Parr, one of Henry VIII’s six wives, and for guests to stay at the luxury accommodation at the Milburn Arms.
“Danby Castle has proved a huge success story,” said Carolyn. “We had been looking for another suitable venue as we don’t have any accommodation at the castle. We wanted to ensure that we would find somewhere located close to Danby and be able to offer a totally different style of wedding.”
Picture shows Duncan and Carolyn Bavister, owners of The Milburn Arms.