2018 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 Bath Assembly Rooms on 23rd April.

 

Bed & Breakfast of the Year of the Year

Alkham Court Farmhouse
Dover, Kent
www.alkhamcourt.co.uk
 

South Lodge Boutique B&B
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
www.southlodgebandb.co.uk
 

The 25 Boutique B&B
Torquay
www.the25.uk

 

Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year

Yorebridge House
Wensleydale. North Yorkshire
www.yorebridgehouse.co.uk  
 

Cary Arms & Spa
Babbacombe Bay, Devon
www.caryarms.co.uk
 

Hever Castle & Gardens
Edenbridge
www.hevercastle.co.uk

 

Business Tourism Award

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Nantwich & Crewe, Cheshire
www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/rookeryhall
 

Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
www.sagegateshead.com
 

Tewkesbury Park
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
www.tewkesburypark.co.uk

 

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Bulleigh Barton Manor
Newton Abbot, Devon
www.bulleighbartonmanor.co.uk
 

Salad Days Beach Hut
Dunster, Somerset
www.dunsterbeachhut.com
 

Wallops Wood Cottages
Droxford, Winchester, Hampshire
www.wallopswoodcottages.co.uk

 

Guided Tour of the Year

Cotswolds Distillery
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
www.cotswoldsdistillery.com
 

World of Wedgwood
Stoke-on-Trent
www.worldofwedgwood.com
 

York’s Chocolate Story
York
www.yorkschocolatestory.com

 

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

Landal Gwel an Mor
Portreath, Cornwall
www.gwelanmor.com
 

Polmanter Touring Park
St Ives, Cornwall
www.polmanter.co.uk


Seafield Caravan Park
Seahouses, Northumberland
www.seafieldpark.co.uk
 

Hotel of the Year

Lucknam Park
Bath
www.lucknampark.co.uk
 

Rudding Park
Harrogate
www.ruddingpark.com
 

Seaham Hall
Durham
www.seaham-hall.co.uk
 

Inclusive Tourism Award

Cottage in the Dales
Newbiggin, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
www.cottageinthedales.co.uk
 

Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School
Falmouth, Cornwall
www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk
 

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

Inbound Tourism Award

Beiwei 55°
Barnard Castle, County Durham
www.beiwei55.co.uk [English] or www.beiwei55.com [Chinese]
 

The Grand Hotel & Spa
York
www.thegrandyork.co.uk
 

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

Innovation in Tourism Award

British Airways i360
Brighton, East Sussex
BritishAirwaysi360.com
 

English Lake District China Forum
Windermere, The Lake District
www.englishlakes.com.cn
 

Go North East
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
www.gonortheast.co.uk

 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxon
www.blenheimpalace.com
 

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Bournemouth
www.moors-valley.co.uk
 

National Memorial Arboretum
Lichfield, Staffordshire
www.thenma.org.uk

 

New Tourism Business Award

Ascent Trampoline Park
Blackpool, Lancashire
www.ascenttrampolinepark.co.uk
 

Loose Reins
Blandford Forum, Dorset
www.loosereins.co.uk
 

Stasher
Islington, London
www.stasher.com
 

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

The Milkshed
Honiton, Devon
www.themilkshed-devon.com
 

Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape
Ipswich
www.suffolkescape.co.uk
 

The Treehouse Hotel at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Ashford
www.aspinallfoundation.org/treehouse-hotel

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Hall Hill Farm
Lanchester, Durham
www.hallhillfarm.co.uk
 

Screech Owl Sanctuary & Wildlife Park
St Columb Major, Cornwall
www.screechowlsanctuary.co.uk
 

the Charterhouse
London
www.thecharterhouse.org
 

Sustainable Tourism Award

Browsholme Hall
Clitheroe, Lancashire 
www.browsholme.com
 

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

Laverock Law Cottages
Berwick Upon Tweed, The Secret Kingdom, Northumberland
www.laverocklawcottages.co.uk
 

Taste of England Award

Askham Hall
Penrith, Cumbria
www.askhamhall.co.uk
 

Miller’s Fish and Chips
Haxby, North Yorkshire
www.millershaxby.com
 

Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
Bath
www.lucknampark.co.uk
 

Tourism Pub of the Year

The Bruce Arms West Tanfield 
Ripon, North Yorkshire
www.thebrucearms.com
 

The Cartford Inn
Little Eccleston, Lancashire
www.thecartfordinn.co.uk
 

The Riverside at Aymestrey
Leominster, Herefordshire
www.riversideaymestrey.co.uk
 

Visitor Information Provider of the Year

Liverpool Tourist Information Centre
Liverpool
www.visitliverpool.com
 

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

Visit York Information Centre
York, Yorkshire
www.visityork.org