The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain & Ireland, and also covers parts of Continental Europe. The Guide was first published in 1978. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their way into the Guide. The editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels. All hotels in the Guide receive a free basic listing. A fee is charged for a full web entry.
Howtown Hotel, Penrith
The North West of England is rich in both history and hospitality, offering enormous diversity in its travel opportunities. From city breaks in Liverpool, rocking around the home of the Beatles, to tranquil retreats exploring lake filled landscapes and estuaries buzzing with birdlife, there's an array of holiday experiences to be had in the North West. It has some of Britain's most important commercial and industrial cities, including Manchester and Liverpool, but it also boasts the stunning scenery of the Lake District, the honky-tonk charms of Blackpool, and the wild landscapes of Cumbria. Among the most visited tourist attractions are the walled city of Chester and Hadrian's Wall, a legacy of the Romans, now a World Heritage site. If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, take a look at our favourite wedding venues in the North West.