THE GOLDEN LION HOTEL - HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE

NR. SETTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE. BD24 OHB. tel. 01729 860206

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MICHAEL AND FAMILY –  YOUR HOSTS HAVE BEEN AT THE

GOLDEN LION FOR 26 YEARS AFTER BUYING IT IN

JANUARY 1988. THE BUILDING HAD BEEN USED AS AN

OUTDOOR CENTRE BEFORE THAT AND REQUIRED

EXTENSIVE RENOVATION BEFORE OPENING BACK AS A

HOTEL ON 14th  MAY, 1988

Golden Lion Horton

DURING RENOVATION AN ANCIENT WELL OVER 45FT DEEP

WAS DISCOVERED TO THE REAR OF THE HOTEL. THE

WELL HAS BEEN MADE INTO AN INTERESTING FEATURE.

Golden Lion well

IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE GOLDEN LION WAS A COACHING

INN DURING THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY AND THE OLD

COACH HIGHWAY CAN STILL BE FOLLOWED ON FOOT.

A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN 1920 SHOWS THAT THE OLD

ARCHED ENTRANCE TO THE COURT YARD AND STABLES

WAS MODIFIED AT A LATER DATE TO MAKE THE DINING

ROOM AND BEDROOMS.