12/08/2014 12:14 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Afternoon Tea: 5 Of The Best In The UK

Afternoon tea is all about sophistication, tradition and best of all, indulgence - and if you're after a luxury experience, there are plenty of stunning hotels to visit for a teatime treat across the UK.

Hand Picked Hotels

The heritage travel experts at Hand Picked Hotels picked their top five favourite locations to visit for a spot of tea.

Want stunning countryside views while sipping on your Earl Grey? The Grade II listed Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath serves up its famous Somerset cream tea in elegant lounges set amongst 20 acres of private grounds.

For a champagne tea with a difference, the Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire provides a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Trent for guests to enjoy their scones and sandwiches in the sun.

Or for the ultimate quintessentially English setting, North London's Hendon Hall Hotel is loved for its Corinthian pillars, ornate portico and manicured gardens.

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