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Top Ten Hotels in England Named for St. George

April 22, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox

St. George and the DragonSt. George's Day is Friday, April 23, and it seems only appropriate that visitors to England celebrate by staying at a hotel named in honor of the dragon-slaying patron saint. Fortunately, TripAdvisor has announced its top 10 George Hotels in celebration of St. George's Day. There are hundreds of hotels, pubs, inns and B&Bs around the world named after England's patron saint and famous dragon-slayer. This list, determined by TripAdvisor's Popularity Index and based on the reviews and opinions from real travelers, reveals the best hotels named George across England.

1. The George at Wath, Wath, North Yorkshire

Located close to the cathedral city of Ripon, The George is just minutes from the Yorkshire Dales. Despite its history, the hotel was refurbished in 2009 and each of its guestrooms is equipped with flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations. This country pub with its log-burning fire and a mix of oak and flag stone floor offers the perfect cozy and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a pint of real ale.

2. The George Hotel & Brasserie, Buckden, Cambridgeshire

This hotel is situated in the historic village of Buckden, a tiny village between St. Neots and Huntingdon where Henry VIII sent Catherine of Aragon to live after their annulment. Each of the 12 beautifully designed bedrooms are named after a different George, including George Orwell and George Best.

3.The George & Dragon Inn, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

In the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and near the spectacular Aysgarth falls, the George & Dragon Inn has welcomed travelers for nearly 300 years. Relax in front of a real log fire or on the patio with views of Pen Hill.

4. The George Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Built in the 1840s, The George is one of Cheltenham's finest Regency hotels and the original features complement the hotel's renovated and contemporary interior. Guests can dine in the award-winning brasserie or take advantage of the hotel's central location and stroll into town.

5. The George in Rye, Rye, East Sussex

Located in the centre of Rye, the hotel was recently renovated and now fuses tradition with contemporary design. The building dates back to 1575 and even has an original Georgian ballroom. Enjoy a meal in their award-winning restaurant or pretty courtyard garden.

6. The George Hotel, Tideswell, Derbyshire

The George Hotel is an historic 18th-century coaching inn with exceptional character and perfectly situated for holidays in the Peak District National Park. Guests can enjoy home-cooked food and a vast selection of real ales.

7. The George Hotel, South Molton, Devon

The George Hotel has nine ensuite bedrooms and is popular with walkers exploring Exmoor. Boasting an extensive wine list and numerous local ales on tap, the hotel prides itself on its history and atmosphere.

8. The George Hotel & Brasserie, Cranbrook, Kent

The George Hotel is one of Cranbrook's most historical landmark buildings, dating back to the 14th Century. It is now transformed into one of Kent's most popular boutique hotels with 12 individually designed rooms offering a blend of period and contemporary style.

9. The George Hotel, Bloomsbury, London

This Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is tucked away just north of Russell Square on the edge of Bloomsbury and was built in the early 1800s. Positioned in a classic curved crescent overlooking gated gardens and tennis courts the hotel is in walking distance to many of London's historic attractions.

10. The George Hotel, Eccleshall, Staffordshire

Home of a brewery, The George was originally a 17th century coaching inn and lies in the heart of this beautiful Staffordshire town. The small hotel has a bar and restaurant and ten bedrooms.

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