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Finalists announced for Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016

Published on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Categorised under: Play , Cumbria, Events, Tourism

Partners of Choose Cumbria have been named among the finalists for the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016, which showcase the best hotels, restaurants and attractions in the region.

English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues has been shortlisted in two of the 16 categories, with The Wild Boar Inn at Windermere in the running to be crowned Wedding Venue of the Year and the Waterhead at Ambleside in the Large Hotel of the Year category where it will compete with fellow Choose Cumbria partners The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. Click here to enter our new competition with The Castle Green.

Ian Stephens, managing director at Cumbria Tourism, said: “It has been a fantastic year for entries with an unprecedented number of businesses going forward as finalists.

"The overwhelming response to the awards shows once again the commitment and determination of tourism businesses in Cumbria and the immense pride in what they do.”

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 22 at an awards ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse.

The majority of winners will then go on to represent Cumbria at the Visit England Awards for Excellence in 2017.

The 2016 finalists are:

Large Hotel of the Year sponsored by Armstrong Watson

· North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith

· Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

· Waterhead, Ambleside

Small Hotel of the Year sponsored by Colliers International

· Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, Appleby

· The Leathes Head Hotel, Borrowdale

· Sharrow Bay, Ullswater

· Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Guest Accommodation of the Year sponsored by Lamont Pridmore

· The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

· Augill Castle, South Stainmore

· Askhall Hall, Askham

· Applegarth Villa & Restaurant, Windermere

B&B of the Year sponsored by Cumberland Business

· Whitrigg House, Clifton

· Rivergarth, Eamont Bridge

Self-Catering Holiday of the Year sponsored by Out of Eden

· Waternook Lakeside Accommodation, Howtown

· Mill House Cottages, Kirkby Lonsdale

· Hollybank Holiday Cottages, Gilcrux

· Beech House Holidays, Dalston

Holiday Park of the Year sponsored by NatWest Commercial Banking

· Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate, Windermere

· Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park, Pooley Bridge

· National Trust Great Langdale Campsite, Great Langdale

Tourism Experience of the Year sponsored by Cumbria Tourism

· Zeffirellis and Fellinis, Ambleside

· Lakeland Segway, Cartmel

· The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite

· Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest

Tourism Event of the Year sponsored by G1 Colourmedia

· Big Chill Swim International World Cup & World Open Water Swimming Awards

· The Winter Droving

· Muncaster Halloween Week

· Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club

Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by H&H Reeds Printers

· The Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport

· Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston

· Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Burnetts Solicitors

· Wray Castle, National Trust

· Grizedale Forest

· Ullswater Steamers

· Windermere Lake Cruises

Taste Cumbria sponsored by Enterprise Answers Taste Cumbria Dining Experience of the Year

· The Lamplighter Dining Rooms, Windermere

· The Forest Side, Grasmere

· Bistro at the Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite

· The Cottage in the Wood, Whinlatter Forest

· George and Dragon, Clifton

Taste Cumbria Retailer of the Year

· Cranstons Cumbrian Food Hall, Penrith

· Grasmere Gingerbread, Grasmere

· Low Sizergh Barn, Nr Kendal

Wedding Venue of the Year sponsored by Napthens Solicitors

· Augill Castle, South Stainmore

· The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere

· The Wild Boar Inn, Grill and Smokehouse, Windermere

· Askham Hall, Askham

Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by University of Cumbria

· Cedar Manor Hotel, Windermere

· Rydal Hall, Rydal

· Ullswater Steamers

· FSC Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld

The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence

· Hilary Hutchinson, Lakeland Chauffeurs, Windermere

· Nico Chieze, Askham Hall, Askham

· Tom Panter, Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Tourism Pub of the Year

· The Wheatsheaf, Brigsteer

· The Cuckoo Brow Inn, Far Sawrey

· The Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley

New Tourism Business Award

· Threlkeld Coffee Shop, Threlkeld

· Casterton Footgolf, Casterton

· Claife Viewing Station, National Trust, Claife

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