A hotel has been named one of the best in the world, based on customer feedback.
Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, in recognition of its consistently high visitor ratings.
The four-star hotel, owned and operated by Ramside Estates, is among just 10 per cent of accommodation, restaurants and attractions listed on the international review site to achieve this accolade.
It is also one of only 379 Best Western properties in the world to be inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame.
It plays host to the annual Lobster Charity Ball and North East Oyster Festival, as well as popular, one-day music extravaganza, Hardwick Live, which returns on Saturday. August 22, and will be headlined by Manchester band James.