VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 winners

This year the 29th VisitEngland Awards for Excellence was held in the exquisite 18th century Bath Assembly Rooms on St George's Day. These awards are a celebration of our thriving tourism industry.

They recognise, congratulate and celebrate businesses and individuals that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.

Congratulations to our winners!

Bed & Breakfast of the Year

  • Gold - Alkham Court Farmhouse
  • Silver - The 25 Boutique B&B
  • Bronze - South Lodge Boutique B&B

Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year

  • Gold - Yorebridge House
  • Silver - Hever Castle & Gardens
  • Bronze - Cary Arms & Spa "Inn on the Beach"

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

  • Gold - Wallops Wood Cottages
  • Silver - Bulleigh Barton Manor
  • Bronze - Salad Days Beach Hut

Guided Tour of the Year

  • Gold - York’s Chocolate Story
  • Silver - World of Wedgwood
  • Bronze - Cotswolds Distillery

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

  • Gold - Landal Gwel an Mor
  • Silver - Seafield Caravan Park
  • Bronze - Polmanter Touring Park

Hotel of the Year

  • Gold - Rudding Park
  • Silver - Lucknam Park
  • Bronze - Seaham Hall

Inbound Tourism Award

  • Gold - Beiwei 55°
  • Silver - The Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Bronze - The Grand Hotel & Spa

Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Gold - The Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Silver - Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School
  • Bronze - Cottage in the Dales

Innovation in Tourism Award

  • Gold - British Airways i360
  • Silver - Go North East
  • Bronze - English Lake District China Forum

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Gold - National Memorial Arboretum
  • Silver - Blenheim Palace
  • Bronze - Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

New Tourism Business Award

  • Gold - Stasher
  • Silver - Ascent Trampoline Park
  • Bronze - Loose Reins

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

  • Gold - Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape
  • Silver - The Milkshed
  • Bronze - The Treehouse Hotel at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Gold - the Charterhouse
  • Silver - Hall Hill Farm
  • Bronze - Screech Owl Sanctuary & Wildlife Park

Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Gold - Laverock Law Cottages
  • Silver - Browsholme Hall
  • Bronze - Colton House

Taste of England Award

  • Gold - Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
  • Silver - Miller’s Fish and Chips
  • Bronze - Askham Hall

Tourism Pub of the Year

  • Gold - The Riverside at Aymestrey
  • Silver - The Cartford Inn
  • Bronze - The Bruce Arms West Tanfield

Visitor Information Provider of the Year

  • Gold - Visit York Information Centre
  • Silver - Experience Oxfordshire - Oxford Visitor Information Centre
  • Bronze - Liverpool Tourist Information Centre

Tourism Superstar

Jim O’Reilly, Red Funnel Ferries

Travel Article of the Year

Richard Mellor, The Guardian

Party in the Sea - Between the Isles of Scilly

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award

Historic Royal Palaces

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