2017 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 Hilton Waldorf Hotel, London on Monday 24th April.


Afternoon Tea of the Year

Countess of York at the National Railway Museum
York, Yorkshire
www.nrm.org.uk/planavisit/visityork/countess-york/main

The Chester Grosvenor
Chester, Cheshire
www.chestergrosvenor.com

The Grand Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex
www.grandbrighton.co.uk


Bed & Breakfast of the Year

Dorset House B&B
Lyme Regis, Dorset
www.dorsethouselyme.com

Grassfield Hall
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
www.grassfield-hall.co.uk

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


Boutique/Guest Accommodation of the Year

Daisybank Cottage Boutique Bed & Breakfast
The New Forest, Hampshire
www.bedandbreakfast-newforest.co.uk 

The Glazebrook House Hotel
South Brent, Devon
www.glazebrookhouse.com

Grassington House
Grassington, North Yorkshire
www.grassingtonhouse.co.uk


Business Tourism Provider of the Year

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

The Crystal
London, Greater London
www.thecrystal.org

Warwick Conferences
Warwick, Warwickshire
www.warwickconferences.com


Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Letheringham Water Mill Cottages
Woodbridge, Suffolk
www.letheringhammill.co.uk

The Lamppost Café
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
www.thelamppostcafe.co.uk

The Oakley Court
Windsor, Berkshire
www.oakleycourt.co.uk


Family Friendly Accommodation of the Year

Bosinver Farm Cottages
St Austell, Cornwall
www.bosinver.co.uk

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

Mill Farm Eco Barn 
Winterton-on-sea, Norfolk
www.millfarm-ecobarn.co.uk

The Olde House - Farm Cottages
Wadebridge, Cornwall
www.theoldehouse.co.uk


Family Friendly Attraction of the Year

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North 
Beamish, County Durham
www.beamish.org.uk

Gallery Oldham 
Oldham, Greater Manchester
www.galleryoldham.org.uk

Thames Rockets
Southbank, London
www.thamesrockets.com


Family Friendly Food & Drink Business of the Year

Chester Zoo
Chester, Cheshire
www.chesterzoo.org

The Rainforest Cafe
London, Greater London
www.therainforestcafe.co.uk


Glamping Provider of the Year

Longlands
Combe Martin, North Devon
www.longlandsdevon.co.uk

Secret Meadows
Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
www.secretmeadows.co.uk

The Dandelion Hideaway 
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
www.thedandelionhideaway.co.uk


GREAT China Welcome of Year

Beiwei 55o Travel - Native British Mandarin-speaking Guides
London and Newcastle
www.beiwei55.co.uk

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
www.blenheimpalace.com

Lake District China Forum
Windermere, Cumbria
www.englishlakes.com.cn

The Lowry Hotel 
Salford, Greater Manchester
www.thelowryhotel.com 


Guided Tour of the Year

Robin Hood Town Tour
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
www.ezekialbone.com

Shiverpool
Liverpool, Merseyside
www.shiverpool.co.uk

Vintage Adventure Tours
Peak District National Park
www.vintageadventuretours.co.uk


Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year

Park Cliffe Holiday Park
Windermere, Cumbria
www.parkcliffe.co.uk

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

Trethem Mill Touring Park
St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall
www.trethem.com


Hotel of the Year 

Northcote
Langho, Lancashire
www.northcote.com

The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club
Castle Combe, Wiltshire
www.exclusive.co.uk

The Pheasant Hotel
Harome, Nr Helmsley, York
www.thepheasanthotel.com


Inclusive Tourism Award

Eden Project
Bodelva, Cornwall
www.edenproject.com

The Deep
Hull, East Yorkshire
www.thedeep.co.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington, London
www.vam.ac.uk


Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Mary Rose Museum 
Portsmouth, Hampshire
www.maryrose.org

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

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire
www.waddesdon.org.uk


Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Blakelow Farm Holiday Cottages
Winster, Derbyshire
www.blakelowcottages.co.uk

Smallshaw Cottages & Spa
Millhouse Green, South Yorkshire
www.smallshaw.com

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation
Ullswater, The Lake District
www.waternookonullswater.com


Self Catering Property of the Year

Cottage in the Dales - The Byre
Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire
www.cottageinthedales.co.uk

Lendal Tower
York, North Yorkshire
www.lendaltower.com

The Chestnuts
Shilton, Nr Burford - The Cotswolds
‚Äčwww.ecochiccottages.com


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds
Hull, East Yorkshire
www.burtonconstable.com

Monkey Haven
Newport, Isle of Wight
www.monkeyhaven.org

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
Bournemouth, Dorset
www.russellcotes.com


Sustainable Tourism Award

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant 
Wark, Northumberland
www.battlesteads.com

FSC Blencathra Centre
Keswick, Cumbria
www.field-studies-council.org/centres/blencathra.aspx

National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth, Devon
www.national-aquarium.co.uk


Taste of England Award

The Art School Restaurant
Liverpool, Merseyside
www.theartschoolrestaurant.co.uk

The Coach House by Michael Caines
Kentisbury Grange, Barnstaple, Devon
www.kentisburygrange.com

The Scarlet Restaurant 
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
www.scarlethotel.co.uk


Tourism Pub of the Year

The Anchor Inn
Bridport, Dorset
www.theanchorinnseatown.co.uk

The Howard Arms
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
www.howardarms.com

The Tankerville Arms 
Eglingham, Northumberland
www.tankervillearms.com


Visitor Information Provider of the Year

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

Oxford Visitor Information Centre, Experience Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
www.experienceoxfordshire.org

Rugby Visitor Information Centre
Rugby, Warwickshire
www.therugbytown.co.uk