Palé Hall was originally built in 1871 by industrialist Henry Robertson with the instruction that ‘no expense should be spared’. The result was a grand Victorian mansion that has played host to many important figures including Churchill and Queen Victoria; the bath and bed used by Victoria are still in place today. Fully restored, this interesting house has a wealth of original features including a hydro-electric system powered by water from the nearby River Dee – it continues to provide electricity for the whole property. The comfortable bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished. Afternoon tea, in the sumptuous drawing room, is a must but make sure you leave room for dinner, a truly wonderful experience. In-room spa treatments are available to guests.