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Finalists for Cumbria Tourism Awards announced

Published on: Thursday 4th May 2017
Categorised under: Live , Awards, Cumbria, Lake District, Visit

The finalists have been announced for the 15th Cumbria Tourism Awards.

These are designed to celebrate quality and diversity within this industry with prizes for pubs, hotels and holiday parks, as well as many other types of business.

Winners in most of the categories will go on to represent the county at the Visit England Awards for Excellence next year.

Choose Cumbria partners Castle Green Hotel, The Holker Group’s Holker Hall and Gardens and English Lakes’ The Wild Boar have all been nominated

Ian Stephens, managing director at Cumbria Tourism, said: “2017 has been another fantastic year for entries with exceptional quality shown across all the categories, demonstrating that Cumbria’s businesses continue to offer world class levels of quality, service and experience for visitors.

"It’s been a tough job for the shortlisting panel but we are now able to announce the successful finalists for the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards. I would like to congratulate each and every business for making it to this year’s final and for their continuing hard work and commitment to tourism in the county.”

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse on Wednesday, June 21.


Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

The Nests at The Swan, Newby Bridge;

Pullwood Bay, Ambleside;

The Halston, Carlisle.

Self-Catering Holiday Property of the Year

Gate House, Eskdale;

Waitby School, Kirkby Stephen;

Hart Barn, Hartsop.

Holiday Park of the Year

Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge;

The Quiet Site, Ullswater;

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, Ambleside;

Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park, Silverdale.

Guest Accommodation of the Year

Hazel Bank Country House, Borrowdale;

Broadoaks Country House, Windermere;

The Grange Country House, Keswick.

Bed and Breakfast of the Year

Hill Crest Country Guest House, Backbarrow;

The Malabar, Sedbergh;

Lanercost Bed and Breakfast, Lanercost.

Taste Cumbria Award

Askham Hall, Penrith;

Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere;

The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden, Keswick;

The Bistro, Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy.

Sustainable Tourism Award

Newlands Adventure Centre, Stair;

The Quiet Site, Ullswater;

Ullswater Steamers, Ullswater;

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, Ambleside.

Tourism Event of the Year

The Winter Droving (Eden Arts);

Go Herdwick Public Art Trail (The Lake District Calvert Trust);

Where is Peter Rabbit Production (World of Beatrix Potter Attraction);

Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary Programme (The National Trust).

Large Hotel of the Year

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere;

The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth;

Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.

The Swan Small Hotel of the Year

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, Appleby;

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere;

The Ryebeck, Bowness.

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness;

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle;

Walby Farm Park, Walby;

Holker Hall & Gardens, Cartmel.

Visitor Attraction of the Year

Wordsworth House & Garden, Cockermouth;

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven;

Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick.

Tourism Experience of the Year

Cyclewise Whinlatter;

Go Ape Whinlatter;

Bay Cycle Way (Walney in Barrow to Glasson Dock, in Lancashire).

New Tourism Business Award

Cliffhanger Rooms, Backbarrow;

CBA Events at Graythwaite, Hawkshead;

Chocolate World, Hawkshead.

Wedding Venue of the Year

The Villa Hotel, Levens;

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere;

The Wild Boar, Windermere;

The Coppermines Mountain Wedding, Coniston.

Venue Tourism Pub of the Year

The Mason's Arms, Cartmel Fell;

Strawberry Bank Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater;

The Flying Pig, Bowness;

Three Shires Inn, Ambleside.

The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence

Mel Ibbotson, The Leathes Head Hotel, Borrowdale;

Paula Richardson & Frank McGurk, Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, near Penrith;

Brimstone Hotel Host Team, Great Langdale.

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