Run by: Duty Manager

This splendid Edwardian hotel was built in 1905 on the site of the original Crown and Mitre Inn. There's a blazing log fire in the lobby and 25 rooms have been refurbished, with five of them now containing the full Sky package. It also has a family suite with a Playstation 3 and can take a family of 5 people.The swimming pool has also been fully re-furbished. The Crown & Mitre really welcomes cyclists and is a truly comfortable and stylish place to take a night off and rest your weary limbs. Great for groups.

Rooms: 16S, 78 D/T. B&B: £40pp (single supplement £20). Secure cycle storage. Excellent restaurant serving a wide variety of meals.

Run by: Susan Harper

Friendly guest house with a unique attraction, 50m from Hadrian route: complimentary therapies available - massage, reflexology and reiki. Spa suite, hot tub and sauna so ideal for an exhausted cyclist. Large garden, secure parking for bikes.

Rooms: 1S, 2D, 1T. B&B: £30. Pk lunch: from £4. Eve meal: £7-£10. On route. VisitBritain 3 stars. Pub: nearby.  

Tel: 01228 711 953