Visit England Awards for Excellence

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VisitEngland-Logo1-250x188At the Visit England Awards for Excellence this year, there were fifteen gold award winners.

All of the 345 entries had come from all parts of the country and were whittled down in regional heats to the 75 who made it through to the day. In addition there were two other awards. “The Chefs of England” were awarded the outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award and Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham was given the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism and Tourism Superstar.

The gold award winners were

Tourism Event of the Year:  Bournemouth Air Festival 2014

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year: Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell, Cornwall

Visitor Information Provider of the Year: City of London Information Centre, London

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year: Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire

Small Hotel of the Year: Brockencote Hall Hotel, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire

Business Tourism Award: Woodland Grange Conference & Meeting Venue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Taste of England Award:  Hotel Maiyango, Leicester, Leicestershire

Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year: Poston Mill Park, Hereford, Herefordshire

Tourism Pub of the Year: The Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Tourism Experience of the Year: Treetop Trek Ltd, Windermere, Cumbria

Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year: Colton House, Colton, Staffordshire

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year: The World of James Herriot Ltd, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Large Hotel of the Year: Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sustainable Tourism Award: Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges, Winkleigh, Devon

Access for All Tourism Award: Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire

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