Finest Luxury Linens
Welcome to the home of luxury linen. Based in the historic town of Harrogate, we lovingly source high quality linens from across the world, refusing to settle for anything less than excellence - a dedication dating back to 1733. From fine Egyptian cottons to crisp Irish linens, and from delicate embroidery to intricate damasks, our luxury linen collections incorporate the finest fabrics and the most exquisite artisanship to bring beauty and elegance to your everyday life. We invite you to sample our traditional shopping experience for yourself and indulge in the finest luxury linens available.
Our luxury linen collections
Browse our fine linen collections and find the perfect piece of luxury for you. We are proud to stock classic and couture pieces from several world-class textile companies, including Frette, Yves Delorme and Pratesi to name but a few, along with our own exclusive collections, many of which have been in development since we started producing luxury linens over a century ago. Drape your bed in splendour with our opulent bedding collections, craft an unforgettable fine dining experience with our made-to-order table linens, and capture the essence of luxury spa living at home with our plush Egyptian cotton towels.
A rich heritage and a unique shopping experience
The Woods family name has been associated with luxury linen since 1733, when a young William Woods started out as mercer in Laugharne, South Wales. In the late 19th century, his grandson Thomas went to work at Knaresborough’s famous linen mill, bringing the family trade to Yorkshire. The Woods have lived in the region ever since, with Thomas’s son William Earnest Woods opening the family’s first linen shop on Princes Street, Harrogate in 1895. The shop was soon supplying the town’s major hotels, and its reputation for excellence quickly spread. Before long, it had gained royal patronage and was supplying many of Britain’s prestigious homes.
To this day, Woods Fine Linens continues to uphold the traditional values that have earned us unparalleled respect and admiration worldwide. Our shop, now located on Station Parade, is a treasure trove of the finest linens sourced from all over the world, led by fourth generation family member William Woods, a BIID-approved interior designer and one of the best respected in the UK. A visit to our shop is a unique experience, with a working Edwardian lift to transport you between three floors of exquisitely presented linens, soft furnishings and accessories for the home, and all purchases wrapped in brown paper and string and carried out to your car.
Whether you view our collections in our shop or from the comfort of your own home, you may do so safe in the knowledge that you are shopping at one of the finest linen shops in the UK, if not Europe.