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VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence finalists

02 April 2014 by
VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence finalists

Rockliffe Hall in County Durham and Brockencote Hall hotel in Worcestershire are among the finalists of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

The tourism body has announced the finalists in 15 categories before the awards are announced on 12 May at a ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Each finalist will receive wither a gold, silver, bronze or highly commended in their category.

VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said: "Each finalist is already a winner and can take justifiable pride and credit in earning a coveted place in the top five in their category in England, and in the contribution they make to an industry worth £106b to the economy, supporting 2.6 million jobs. I wish all our finalists the very best of luck for the awards ceremony in May."

2014 Finalists

Access for All Tourism Award

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

Countryside Mobility South West
Exeter, Devon
www.countrysidemobility.org

Curve
Leicester, Leicestershire
www.curveonline.co.uk

Eureka
Halifax, West Yorkshire
www.eureka.org.uk

Jurys Inn Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex
www.jurysinns.com/hotels/brighton

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

Business Tourism Award Arundell Arms Hotel
Lifton, Devon
www.arundellarms.co.uk
Emirates Old Trafford
Old Trafford, Manchester
www.emiratesoldtrafford.co.uk
ExCeL London
London
www.excel-london.co.uk
Keele University Conferences & Events
Keele, Staffordshire
www.keele-conference.com
The Lowry
Salford, Manchester
www.thelowry.com/conference

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

Gwel an Mor Resort
Redruth, Cornwall
www.gwelanmor.com

Hoburne Bashley
New Milton, Hampshire
www.hoburne.com

Northumbrian Water Ltd - Leaplish Waterside Park
Horsley, Northumberland
www.visitkielder.com

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

Waldegraves & Cosways Family Holiday Parks
Colchester, Essex
www.waldegraves.co.uk

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Coalbrookdale, Shropshire
www.ironbridge.org.uk

Tatton Park
Knutsford, Cheshire
www.tattonpark.org.uk

The Trentham Estate
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
www.trentham.co.uk

Trebah Garden
Falmouth, Cornwall
www.trebah-garden.co.uk

Walby Farm Park
Carlisle, Cumbria
www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

Large Hotel of the Year Burleigh Court
Loughborough, Leicestershire
www.burleighcourt.co.uk

Ellenborough Park
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
www.ellenboroughpark.com

Hope Street Hotel
Liverpool, Merseyside
www.hopestreethotel.co.uk

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

Rockliffe Hall
Darlington, County Durham
www.rockliffehall.com

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year Corner Cottage, Nettlecombe Farm Holidays
Whitwell, Isle of Wight

East View Farm Holiday Cottages
Norwich, Norfolk
www.eastviewfarm.co.uk

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

The Dandelion Hideaway
Osbaston, Leicestershire
www.thedandelionhideaway.co.uk

Trevase Cottages
Hereford, Herefordshire
www.trevasecottages.co.uk

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Chiltern Open Air Museum
St Giles, Buckinghamshire
www.coam.co.uk

Galleries of Justice
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk

Museum of East Anglian Life
Stowmarket, Suffolk
www.eastanglianlife.org.uk

National Trust Coleridge Cottage
Bridgwater, Somerset
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridgecottage

Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
Faversham, Kent
www.shepherdneame.co.uk

Small Hotel of the Year

Brockencote Hall Hotel
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
www.brockencotehall.com

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

Rothay Garden
Ambleside, Cumbria
www.rothaygarden.com

Swinton Park
Ripon, North Yorkshire
www.swintonpark.com

The Old Rectory Hotel
Martinhoe, Devon
www.oldrectoryhotel.co.uk

Sustainable Tourism Award

Bleasdale Cottages
Preston, Lancashire
www.bleasdalecottages.co.uk

Colton House
Rugeley, Staffordshire
www.coltonhouse.com

Killhope Museum
Cowshill, County Durham
www.killhope.org.uk

Little White Alice
Redruth, Cornwall
www.littlewhitealice.co.uk

Newlands Adventure Centre
Keswick, Cumbria
www.activity-centre.com

Taste of England Award

1884 Dock Street Kitchen
Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire
www.1884dockstreetkitchen.co.uk

Delifonseca Dockside
Liverpool, Merseyside
www.delifonseca.co.uk

Eckington Manor
Eckington, Worcestershire
www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

River Cottage Canteen & Deli Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
www.rivercottage.net/canteens/plymouth/

The Parkers Arms
Clitheroe, Lancashire
www.parkersarms.co.uk

Tourism Experience of the Year

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

Heritage Tours - Robin Hood Town Tours Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
www.ezekialbone.com

Lindisfarne Gospels Durham - lead partner Durham University
Durham

National Museums Liverpool
Liverool, Merseyside
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

VisitBlackpool
Blackpool, Lancashire
www.visitblackpool.com

Visitor Information Provider of the Year

City of London Information Centre
London
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/plan-your-visit/city-information-centre

English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC)
Devon
www.englishriviera.co.uk

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

NewcastleGateshead Visitor Information Centre
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
www.newcastlegateshead.com

Visit Garstang Centre
Garstang, Lancashire
www.visitwyre.co.uk

Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year

Browns
Holbeck, Yorkshire
www.brownsholbeck.co.uk

Eckington Manor
Eckington, Worcestershire
www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

Kester House Bed & Breakfast
Sedlescombe, East Sussex
www.kesterhouse.co.uk

Low Mill Guest House
Leyburn, Yorkshire
www.lowmillguesthouse.co.uk

St Cuthbert's House
North Sunderland, Northumberland
www.stcuthbertshouse.com

Tourism Pub of the Year

Pandora Inn
Falmouth, Cornwall
www.pandorainn.com

South Causey Inn
Stanley, County Durham
www.southcausey.co.uk

The Feathered Nest Country Inn
Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire
www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk

The Horse and Jockey, Manton
Manton, East Midlands
www.horseandjockeyrutland.co.uk

Watermill Inn & Brewery
Kendal, Cumbria
www.lakelandpub.co.uk

Tourism Event of the Year

Beaulieu International Autojumble
Beaulieu, Hampshire
www.beaulieuevents.co.uk

Elemental Force Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
www.elementalforceuk.com

Elemental Force Visit High Peak & Derbyshire
Derbyshire, East Midlands
www.elementalforceuk.com

Kendal Mountain Festival CIC
Kendal, Cumbria
www.mountainfest.co.uk

Trent Bridge
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
www.trentbridge.co.uk

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