One of Northumberland's oldest hotels is set for closure.

The Specialist Leisure Group, which owned the George Hotel, in Chollerford, near Hexham, entered administration on Friday.

The company owned a number of hotels, including Coast & Country Hotels, as well as holiday firms Shearings and National Holidays.

A statement on the company's website said: "All tours, cruises, holidays and hotel breaks booked with the Specialist Leisure Group have been cancelled and will not be rescheldued.

"The Specialist Leisure Group operated several businesses that sold holidays and other travel arrangments, which have all ceased to trade, due to the impact of Covid-19.

"All hotels trading as Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels will not reopen." 

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