COUNTY Durham and North Yorkshire have tied in a survey of the best hospitality destinations in England.

The survey was carried out by the AA and Visit England to find the most highly-rated destinations in the country.

County Durham and North Yorkshire were tied in 11th place out of the 47 regions.

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North Yorkshire was judged to have better B&Bs and campsites but County Durham was rated better for hotels and restaurants.

Overall they both scored 66 per cent, which the AA said was “very good”.

Andrew Oxley, head of hotel and hospitality services at the AA, said: “We hope this data will be useful for consumers when planning a summer holiday or short break in England.

“If a county scores over 80 per cent it should be regarded as outstanding, over 70 per cent excellent and over 60 per cent very good.

“We hope this information will highlight some of the very best hospitality experiences that England has to offer.”

Berkshire topped the league.