Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024

Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024 - in association with Electricity Northwest

This is a very special year to be part of Cumbria Tourism and our flagship Awards.  The Cumbria Tourism Awards ceremony in July will be one of the showpiece events of our 50th anniversary programme.

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate and recognise exceptional quality across our wide range of tourism businesses which drive a visitor economy worth £4.1 billion and support 43,562 full time jobs.

Winners for many of the categories from the Cumbria Tourism Awards in 2024 will go on to represent the county at the Visit England Awards for Excellence in 2025.  (Wedding Venue of the Year and the Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only).

Our 2024 Cumbria Tourism Awards Finalists

In association with Electricity North West.

The 2024 entries have been whittled down to this hard-fought shortlist of award finalists after being judged again VisitEngland’s strict scoring criteria.  These finalists will join us to celebrate their success at our flagship award ceremony on 2nd July – one of the showpiece events of our 50th anniversary programme.

There are up to four successful finalist businesses in each category, and, due to the exceptionally high standard of entries, six individuals selected for the Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award.

Due to the large number of high-quality entries received for the Taste of Cumbria Award, there will be two categories representing Fine Dining and Casual Dining Experiences.

Congratulations to our 2024 finalists:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
sponsored by Cumberland Council

  • Kendal Calling
  • Outdoor Mobility
  • The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness


B&B and Guest House of the Year

sponsored by Dodd & Co

  • George and Dragon Clifton
  • Sunnyside Guest House, Keswick


Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year

Sponsored by Burnetts

  • Castlerigg Hall Caravan Camping Glamping, Keswick
  • Skelwith Fold, Ambleside
  • Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth
  • Wallace Lane Farm Holiday Park, Wigton


Experience of the Year
Sponsored by H&H Reeds

  • Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite
  • Lakeland Segway, Cartmel
  • Mountain Goat Tours


Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award

sponsored by Westmorland and Furness Council

  • Kendal Calling
  • The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere
  • The Quiet Site, Ullswater


Large Hotel of the Year

sponsored by Christie & Co

  • Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale
  • North Lakes Hotel and Spa – part of Daniel Thwaites, Penrith
  • The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge


Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Napthens

  • George and Dragon Clifton
  • Queens Head Troutbeck
  • Tweedies Bar & Lodge, Grasmere


Makers and Producers Award

Sponsorship opportunity available

  • Great Corby Brewhouse, Carlisle
  • Hawkshead Relish Company
  • Lakes Ice Cream, Kendal
  • Shed One, Ulverston


New Tourism Business Award

Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley

  • ease e ride, Arnside
  • Fair Rigg by Cradel Haus, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Force Cafe & Terrace, Ambleside
  • Laik, Windermere


Small Hotel of the Year

sponsored by Colliers

  • Crooklands Hotel, Milnthorpe
  • Queens Head Troutbeck
  • The Royal Oak – Borrowdale
  • The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere


Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Sponsored by The Cumberland

  • Dandelion & Hoglet Holiday Cottages, Dalston
  • Hutton John Estate, Penrith
  • Netherby Hall, Carlisle


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Lake District National Park & Yorkshire Dales National Park

  • Levens Hall, Kendal
  • Bassenthwaite Lake Station
  • Hawkshead Grammar School Museum


Taste of Cumbria – Fine Dining Award

Sponsored by Lamont Pridmore

  • SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel, Windermere
  • Storrs Hall Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
  • The Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai, Brampton
  • The Cottage In The Wood, Whinlatter


Taste of Cumbria – Casual Dining Award

Sponsored by The White Horse Inn, King’s Meaburn

  • George and Dragon Clifton
  • Levens Kitchen, Nr Kendal
  • The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere


The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

  • Michelle Foster, Holiday Inn Express Barrow-in-Furness
  • Lilli Wessels, Lakeland Segway
  • Hannah Clapp, Muncaster Castle
  • Michelle Rowe, The Coppermines Lakes Cottages
  • Holly Duffy, The Plough Inn Lupton
  • Carol Lee, World of Beatrix Potter Attraction


Wedding Venue of the Year

Sponsored by H&H Insurance Brokers

  • Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere
  • Roundthorn Country House, Penrith


The finalists now face another round of judging, with a visit from one of our mystery shoppers or judges before the winner of each category is decided.

All the successful finalists will be invited to join us at the tourism ‘Oscars’ – our glittering, black-tie celebration on 2nd July held at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the competition possible again this year.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for any other companies who would like to get involved.


Get In Touch

Would you like to sponsor the 2024 Awards? Contact the Cumbria Tourism Awards team on: 01539 822222 /