Two-hundred-year-old hotel is declared Britain’s oldest

Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

lowther-hotelA 200-year-old hotel in Britain has won the prestigious crown of being the oldest hotel of Britain by default following the burning down of its predecessor.


VisitEngland’s tourism experts have offered this title to a refuge of a certain dock worker that can be traced back to the year 1824. This happened after a fire destroyed the Royal Clarence Hotel that was existent in Exeter.


The Lowther Hotel in Goole in East Yorks had been offered the title after it was constructed two centuries ago to provide shelter to engineers and architects who had designed the local waterways.


Julie Duckworth and Howard, the pub owners were delighted after the Aire Street hotel was placed on the map.


Howard said that the people of the town of Goole would be overjoyed when they learn that the hotel has been crowned as Britain’ oldest hotel. This hotel was designed and built by Sir Edward Banks who is quite reputable for building bridges over the River Thames in London.


Referring to the hotel’s history, Howard said that it was originally built to be the home of visiting engineers and architects who had been working on the docks that are quite close to the road.


Apart from that, Howard went on to add that the hotel exudes a unique charm and look and due to this, if somebody’s great-great-grandmother visited this hotel they would still be able to recognize  it distinctly.


VisitEngland, the tourism body said that the title was passed on to the other hotel following a major fire that had broken out at the Royal Clarence Hotel in October.


A spokesperson for VisitEngland said that the Lowther Hotel is honored with the title of the oldest hotel in England. This is because it had been built in 1824 during the Georgian period.


It is one of the buildings in the Goole Conservation Area that has been restored by the owners of the hotel. Also, it has been awarded the ‘Best Rescue of a heritage Site’ in the England Angel Awards 2016.


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