Langar Hall is top of the class
Nottinghamshire has always been proud to have Langar Hall within its boundaries. The historic building boats sophistication and class as a top location for a secret getaway or wedding venue. We are now proud to announce that Langar Hall has won the Food & Travel Magazine Award for the Best Rural Hotel in the UK! To help celebrate this achievement we would like to share with you some history and background to the famous building and illustrate its journey to this amazing pinnacle.
Many won’t know this, but Langar Hall can be traced back to when it was a Medieval ‘castle’, the original ‘castle’ sitting on a different plot of land to that of the Hall we have today. Langar Hall also has ancestry linking back to Shakespeare, with the mention of the Halls previous occupants, the Scrope family, in Shakespeare’s Henry V. The Scropes did in fact inherit the property through marriage and in Henry V, Lord Scrope is last seen being taken away for execution, after accusations of plotting against the King.
The inhabitants of the castle were in fact wiped out during the great plague in 1655 and the old Langar Hall was abandoned, with the current one built in the location we see today. The Scrope family inhabited Langar for over 200 years. Emanuel Scrope, the last Lord Scrope of Langar, did in fact leave the 10,000 acre estate to his daughter Annabella. Annabella in her later years, married John Howe, and the estate was subsequently in their keep. In fact one very interesting link Langar has as a result of this marriage is to General Wolfe’s capture of Quebec in 1759. One of Emanuel & Annabellas son’s fought in the American Wars of Independence and he led an army of soldiers up the Heights of Abraham, thus aiding the capture for Wolfe.
The most famous of the Howe descendants however was Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe of Langar, well known for his naval victory named ‘The Glorious First of June’. Richard was an admiral and fought alongside Lord Nelson. Nelson described Richard as “our great master in tactics & bravery”. For those visiting the area today, Richard is buried in the church yard close to Langar Hall.
As we can see, Langar Hall can trace roots to many rich aspects of British history, and has been home to many characters over the years. The current building has been a hotel for over 25 years and in its current state, plays host to weddings, business meetings and guests from all over the world. Our local fashion icon Paul Smith has close ties to the Hall, with the building featuring on many of his printed bags with the famous Paul Smith Mini in the foreground. He is a frequent visitor and takes much inspiration from its picturesque setting.
It is no surprise to us that Langar Hall has won this award and we would again like to say congratulations to everyone involved with the hotel on the hard work that has gone into ensuring this award came back with them!
Why not see for yourself why Langar Hall has won this award and plan a stay at Nottinghamshire’s charming location. We think you will agree that One Day In Notts Is Never Enough…