RUDDING Park Hotel is once again listed in the top three hotels in the UK.

For the seventh consecutive year the 90-bedroomed hotel, spa and golf course, near Harrogate, has secured a top three spot in the Best Hotel in the UK category of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

The award is based on millions of reviews posted on the TripAdvisor travel guide website.

Peter Banks, managing director at Rudding Park said the award has come at a great time as Yorkshire prepares to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France this summer.

He said: “Being accredited with a top three position for Best Hotel in the UK seven consecutive years is a tremendous achievement and I am extremely proud of every member of our team.

The independently owned Rudding Park has hosted numerous VIP guests over the years including Bill Clinton, George Bush Snr, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and John Cleese.