Wish you were here?

Cuq-en-Terrasses
Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
stunning gardens,
peaceful atmosphere

Wish you were here?

Hotel Santa Maria
Rome, Italy

Near the river Tiber,
cheerful staff,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

The Queen's Head
Penrith, U.K.

Village pub,
recently refurbished,
great for walkers

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Our places to stay in North-East England are spread across the counties of North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, Co. Durham and Northumberland. On this site, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire are however combined in one section called Yorkshire. Click on this name to view our summary listings there.

See also our promising newcomer, Collingwood Arms near Berwick-on-Tweed, almost on the Scottish border. Click on 'Read more' to get the full review.

 The big industrial areas of the North-East, Newcastle and Humberside, are as you would expect, not especially good for charming small hotels.

  You'll still find an exceptionally interesting range to choose from in this section: guesthouses, inns, restuarants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they have all been selected for their character and charm, special qualities we seek out.

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