2016 Finalists


The waiting is over…we are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to all our finalists, we look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Tuesday 8th March.

Access for All Tourism Award
Attenborough Arts Centre
Leicester, Leicestershire
www.attenborougharts.com

Calvert Trust Exmoor
Barnstaple, Devon
www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor

Hampton Court Palace
Richmond, Greater London
www.hrp.org.uk

Hoe Grange Holidays
Matlock, Derbyshire
www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

The Roman Baths & Pump Room
Bath & North East Somerset
www.romanbaths.co.uk

Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year
Low Mill Guesthouse
Bainbridge, North Yorkshire
www.lowmillguesthouse.co.uk

Molland Manor House B&B
Canterbury, Kent
www.mollandhouse.co.uk/

Pebble House Boutique Guest House
Mevagissey, Cornwall
www.pebblehousecornwall.co.uk

St Cuthbert's House
Seahouses, Northumberland
www.stcuthbertshouse.com

Trevose Harbour House
St Ives, Cornwall
www.trevosehouse.co.uk

Business Tourism Award
Crewe Hall, QHotels
Crewe, Cheshire
www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/crewe-hall/

Dartington Hall
Dartington, Totnes, Devon
www.dartingtonhall.com/

Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club
Umberleigh, North Devon
www.highbullen.co.uk

Seaham Hall
Seaham, County Durham
www.seaham-hall.com

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and Country Lodges
Nr. Colchester, Essex
www.stokebynayland.com

Dog Friendly Business of the Year
Higher Wiscombe
Colyton, Devon
www.higherwiscombe.com

Old Swan & Minster Mill
Nr. Witney, Oxfordshire
www.oldswanandminstermill.com

Poston Mill Park
Peterchurch, Hereford
www.postonmill.co.uk

Sun Inn
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
www.sun-inn.info

Talbot Hotel
Malton, North Yorkshire
www.talbotmalton.co.uk

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year
Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park
Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria
www.castlerigg.co.uk

Darwin Forest Country Park
Matlock, Derbyshire
www.darwinforest.co.uk

Padstow Touring Park
Padstow, Cornwall
www.padstowtouringpark.co.uk

Poston Mill Park
Peterchurch, Hereford
www.postonmill.co.uk

Woodovis Park
Tavistock, Devon
www.woodovis.com

Large Hotel of the Year
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
New Forest, Hampshire
www.chewtonglen.com

Peckforton Castle
Chester, Cheshire
www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa
Darlington, County Durham
www.rockliffehall.com

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa
Salcombe, Devon
www.salcombe-harbour-hotel.co.uk 

South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel
Horsham, West Sussex
www.southlodgehotel.co.uk

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
Beamish, County Durham
www.beamish.org.uk

Brunel's ss Great Britain
Bristol
www.ssgreatbritain.org

Chester Zoo
Chester, Cheshire
www.chesterzoo.org

Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury, Wiltshire
www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
Manchester
www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
The Dandelion Hideaway
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
www.thedandelionhideaway.co.uk

The Dovecote Barns York
York, North Yorkshire
www.dovecotebarnsyork.co.uk

Treworgey Cottages
Nr. Looe, Cornwall
www.cornishdreamcottages.co.uk

Whalesborough Cottages & Spa
Bude, Cornwall
www.whalesborough.co.uk

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges & Snug Huts
Bishop Wilton, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
www.woldsedge.co.uk

Small Hotel of the Year
Cross Lane House Hotel & Restaurant
Allerford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset
www.crosslanehouse.com

Hell Bay Hotel
Bryher, Isles of Scilly
www.hellbay.co.uk

Kentisbury Grange
Barnstaple, North Devon
www.kentisburygrange.com

Tudor Farmhouse
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
www.tudorfarmhousehotel.co.uk

Yorebridge House
Bainbridge, Leyburn
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www.yorebridgehouse.co.uk

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Laverstoke, Hampshire
www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com/

Emma Bridgewater Factory
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
www.emmabridgewaterfactory.co.uk

The Crystal
London
www.thecrystal.org

Wheal Martyn Museum
St. Austell, Cornwall
www.wheal-martyn.com

Yorkshire Trike Tours
Leeds, West Yorkshire
www.yorkshiretriketours.co.uk

Sustainable Tourism Award
Browsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn
Clitheroe, Lancashire
www.browsholme.com

Colton House
Nr. Rugeley, Staffordshire
www.coltonhouse.com

Hoe Grange Holidays
Matlock, Derbyshire
www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk

Railholiday Ltd
St Germans, Cornwall
www.railholiday.co.uk

St Cuthbert's House
Seahouses, Northumberland
www.stcuthbertshouse.com

Taste of England Award
Eckington Manor
Eckington, Worcestershire

www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

La Locanda
Gisburn, Lancashire
www.lalocanda.co.uk

Martineau Guest House
Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
www.martineau-house.co.uk

The Dining Room
Rock, Cornwall
www.thediningroomrock.co.uk

The Guardhouse Café
Brixham, South Devon
www.guardhousecafe.com

Tourism Event of the Year
Durham University - Magna Carta Exhibition
Durham, County Durham
www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/magnacarta/

Imperial War Museum North - From Street to Trench
Manchester
www.iwm.org.uk/

Giant Spectacular: Memories of August 1914
Culture Liverpool
Liverpool

www.giantspectacular.com

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 
Eastbourne, East Sussex
www.visiteastbourne.com

The Juddmonte International at York Racecourse
York, North Yorkshire
www.yorkracecourse.co.uk

Tourism Experience of the Year
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Canterbury, Kent
www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

King Richard III Partnership
Leicester, Leicestershire
www.kriii.com/

Livingstone Lodge Overnight Safari Experience at Port Lympne Reserve
Nr. Ashford, Kent
www.aspinallfoundation.org/

Bay Cycle Way
Morecambe Bay, Cumbria, Lancashire
www.baycycleway700.org.uk

River Cottage HQ
Axminster, Devon
www.rivercottage.net

Tourism Pub of the Year
The Cartford Inn
Little-Eccleston, Lancashire
www.thecartfordinn.co.uk

The Fleece Inn
Bretforton, Worcestershire
www.thefleeceinn.co.uk

The Rising Sun
Truro, Cornwall
www.risingsuntruro.co.uk

The Shibden Mill Inn
Halifax, Yorkshire
www.shibdenmillinn.com

The Swan
Bampton, Devon
www.theswan.co

Visitor Information Provider of the Year
Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
www.visitchesterfield.info

Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre
Eastbourne, East Sussex
www.visiteastbourne.com

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk

Thanet Visitor Information Service
Margate, Kent
www.visitthanet.co.uk

The Welcome People™
London
www.thewelcomepeople.com