A STATELY home in North Yorkshire and a North-East manor house have been crowned as boasting the best ‘windows with a view’ in a national competition.

Easby Hall in Richmond and Crook Hall in Durham have been announced as the region’s most beautiful Window with a View following a public vote.

The competition saw thousands of people vote for their favourite images of stunning architecture and landscapes was launched earlier this year by consumer advice site MyGlazing.com.

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Easby Hall and Crook Hall will now go up against finalists from nine other areas across the country in a public vote to fight it out for the title of the UK’s Best Window with a View.

The winner of this year’s award will take the crown from the reigning current Best Window with a View, Liverpool Museum which took the title in 2016.

James Lee, director of marketing at MyGlazing.com, offered “huge congratulations” to the venues, adding: “It’s going to be an exciting couple of months, seeing which regional winner secures the title of the UK’s Best Window with a View.

“We wish Easby Hall and Crook Hall the best of luck in the national vote and urge people in Yorkshire and Humber and the North-East to support them.”

When the Window with a View competition launched earlier in 2017, hundreds of nominations were entered into the competition, ranging from coastlines and landscapes to city skylines and industrial scenes.

A judging panel of experts from the tourism, photography, property and interior industries selected the four best images for each area of the UK, taking the window, view and overall photograph into consideration.