Cumbria Tourism reveals 2019 award winners

Cumbria Tourism Award winners 2019

A handful of top hotels in Cumbria have been recognised at the annual Cumbrian Tourism Awards, which took place last week.

Among the winners were Another Place: The Lake, which took home the title for Large Hotel of the Year, while The Black Bull, Sedbergh scooped the award for New Tourism Business in the ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse on June 19.

Another Place: The Lake has achieved huge success since it launched in 2017 from the team behind Watergate Bay in Cornwall.

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The Black Bull in Sedbergh is a new 18-bedroom hotel owned by James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunga, which opened earlier this year after a two-year transformation project.

A total of 16 awards were given out during the evening, including two new categories,a Makers & Producers Award and an Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award.

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 winners were:

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award

Lake District Calvert Trust, Keswick WINNER)

Treetop Trek, Windermere (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year

Castlerigg Hall Caravan, Camping and Glamping Park, Keswick (WINNER)

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award

The Quiet Site, Ullswater (WINNER)

B&B & Guest House of the Year

Haven Cottage, Ambleside (WINNER)

Experience of the Year Award

CBA Events @ Graythwaite (WINNER)

Large Hotel of the Year

Another Place, The Lake, Ullswater (WINNER)

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (WINNER)

New Tourism Business Award

The Black Bull, Sedbergh (WINNER)

1692 Wasdale, Gosforth (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

Makers & Producers Award

Grasmere Gingerbread®, Grasmere (WINNER)

Pub of the Year  

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale (WINNER)

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale (WINNER)

Small Hotel of the Year

The Regent Hotel, Ambleside (WINNER)

Taste of Cumbria Award

1863 Restaurant and Rooms, Pooley Bridge (WINNER)

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth (WINNER)

Wedding Venue of the Year

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere (WINNER)

The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence

Jake Winter, Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Keswick (WINNER)

Many of the winners now also have the opportunity represent the county nationally at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2020.

Managing director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says: “With a record-breaking number of entries, competition for this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards has been immense and the quality utterly jaw dropping.  Our thriving tourism businesses have again showed the sheer range, quality and innovation on offer in the county and this event reinforces the hard work and dedication shown by tourism businesses who deliver world class experiences to millions of visitors day in, day out. We should be tremendously proud of not only our award-winners, but of all of the finalists!”

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