The 2013 VisitEngland Awards

2013 Awards Highlights

Check out highlights of the 2013 Awards Ceremony below!

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2013 Awards Photo Galleries

Winners' Photos

Ceremony Photos

2013 Winners

Contratulations to all finalists on their awards!

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Oustanding Contribution to Tourism

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Makers

Tourism Superstar

Gold

Claire Preece
Kents Cavern, Torquay, Devon

Silver

Anthony Gales
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, Durham

Travel Article of the Year

Gold

Brian Jackman
Into the wild, with stags and stars, published in the Daily Telegraph: Exmoor

Silver

Stephen McClarence
Nature imitates art in Yorkshire, published in The Times

Bronze

Craig McLean
A Buzz About My Borough, published in BA Highlife

Access for All Tourism Award

Gold

Sandcastle Waterpark
Blackpool, Lancashire
www.sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk

Silver

Science Museum
London

Bronze

Eureka! National Children's Museum
Halifax, West Yorkshire
www.eureka.org.uk

Highly Commended

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

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

One Great George Street, Institution of Civil Engineers
London
www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com

Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year

Gold

Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
South Alkham, nr Dover, Kent
www.alkhamcourt.co.uk

Silver

Pendragon Country House
Camelford, Cornwall
www.pendragoncountryhouse.com

Bronze

The Salty Monk Restaurant with Rooms
Sidmouth, Devon
www.saltymonk.co.uk

Highly Commended

Fern Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire
www.ferncottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk

The Bear's Paw
Sandbach, Cheshire
www.thebearspaw.co.uk

Business Tourism Award

Gold

ExCeL London
London
www.excel-london.co.uk

Manchester Central
Manchester, Greater Manchester

Silver

Rockliffe Hall
Darlington, County Durham
www.rockliffehall.com

Bronze

Arundell Arms Hotel
Lifton, Devon
www.arundellARMS.CO.UK

Highly Commended

York Marriott
York, Yorkshire

Caravan Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

Gold

Kelling Heath Holiday Park
Holt, Norfolk
www.kellingheath.co.uk

Silver

Trethem Mill Touring Park
Truro, Cornwall
www.trethem.com

Bronze

Woodclose Park
Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
www.woodclosepark.com

Highly Commended

Carr Royd Parks Ltd. t/a Sunset Park
Hambleton, Lancashire
www.sunsetpark.co.uk

Oakdown Country Holiday Park
Sidmouth, Devon
www.oakdown.co.uk

Large Hotel of the Year

Gold

The Swan Hotel
Sudbury, Suffolk
www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk

Silver

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
www.bedruthan.com

Bronze

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

Highly Commended

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa
York, North Yorkshire
www.cedarcourtgrand.co.uk

Peckforton Castle Hotel
Tarporley, Cheshire
www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold

Beaulieu Enterprises Limited
Beaulieu, Hants
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Silver

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

Bronze

Cutty Sark
London

Highly Commended

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
www.blenheimpalace.com

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Gold

Combermere Abbey Cottages
Whitchurch, Shropshire
www.combermereabbey.co.uk

Silver

Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Birmimgham, West Midlands
www.stayingcool.com

Bronze

Eaton Manor Country Estate
Church Stretton, Shropshire
www.eatonmanor.co.uk

Highly Commended

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

Tottergill Farm
Brampton, Cumbria
www.tottergill.co.uk

Small Hotel of the Year

Gold

Gidleigh Park
Chagford, Devon

Silver

Holbeck Ghyll
Windermere, Cumbria
www.holbeckghyll.com

Bronze

Northcote
Langho, Lancashire
www.northcote.com

Highly Commended

Brockencote Hall
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
www.brockencotehall.com

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

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold

Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Whitby, North Yorkshire
cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Silver

Corinium Museum
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
www.coriniummuseum.cotswold.gov.uk

Bronze

Ordsall Hall
Salford, Greater Manchester
www.visitsalford.ifo/ordsallhall

Highly Commended

WWT Washington Wetlands Centre
Washington, Tyne and Wear
www.wwt.org.uk/visit/washington

Sustainable Tourism Award

Gold

Beechenhill Farm
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
www.beechenhill.co.uk

Silver

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

Bronze

Kelling Heath Holiday Park
Holt, Norfolk
www.kellingheath.co.uk

Highly Commended

At-Bristol science centre
Bristol
www.at-bristol.org.uk

Taste of England Award

Gold

Overwater Hall
Carlisle, Cumbria
www.overwaterhall.co.uk

Samuel's at Swinton Park
Ripon, North Yorkshire
www.swintonpark.com

Bronze

Redwell Country Inn and Restaurant
Carnforth, Lancashire
www.redwellinn.co.uk

Highly Commended

Blackfriars
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk

Drewton's Limited
Nr Brough, East Yorkshire
drewtons.co.uk

Tourism Experience of the Year

Gold

Kielder Water & Forest Park (KW&FP)
Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
www.visitkielder.com

Manchester International Festival
Manchester, Greater Manchester
www.mif.co.uk

Bronze

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2012
Barnstaple, Devon
www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Yeovilton-Airday

Highly Commended

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival
Salisbury, Wiltshire
www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

The French in York
York, North Yorkshire
www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

Tourism Pub of the Year

Gold

The Feathered Nest Country Inn
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk

Silver

Drunken Duck Inn
Ambleside, Cumbria
www.drunkenduckinn.co.uk

Bronze

The Yew Tree Inn
Tarporley, Cheshire
www.theyewtreebunbury.com

Highly Commended

Rashleigh Arms
st Austell, Cornwall
www.rashleigharms.co.uk

The Millstone at Mellor
Blackburn, Lancashire
www.millstonehotel.co.uk

Visitor Information Provider of the Year

Gold

Greenwich Tourist Information Centre
Greenwich, London
www.visitgreenwich.org.uk

Silver

Wakefield Tourist Information Centre
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
www.experiencewakefield.co.uk

Bronze

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

Highly Commended

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre
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