Cumbria Tourism Awards – Our 2024 winners

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Cumbria Tourism Awards – Our 2024 winners

The winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024 were announced at a special award ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, as the industry came together to honour and recognise our high-achieving tourism businesses.

The awards celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s vibrant tourism economy and the winners have shown that they are offering fantastic quality, service and care to our visitors – helping make our county an incredible place for us all to live, work, study and visit.

The majority of winners go forward to represent Cumbria at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2025.  (Wedding Venue of the Year and the Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only).

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024 winners:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award 2024 - Kendal Calling

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award (Sponsored by Cumberland Council)

Kendal Calling

B&B and Guest House of the Year 2024 - Sunnyside Guest House, Keswick

B&B and Guest House of the Year (sponsored by Dodd & Co)

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year 2024 - Skelwith Fold

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year (Sponsored by Burnetts)

Experience of the Year Award 2024 - Mountain Goat Tours

Experience of the Year Award (sponsored by H&H Reeds)

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 2024 - The Quiet Site

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award (Sponsored by Westmorland & Furness Council)

Large Hotel of the Year Award 2024 - North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Large Hotel of the Year (Sponsored by Christie & Co)

Pub of the Year 2024 - The George & Dragon, Clifton

Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Napthens)

New Tourism Business Award 2024 - Force Cafe & Terrace

New Tourism Business Award (Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley)

Force Cafe and Terrace, Ambleside

Small Hotel of the Year 2024 - The Queens Hotel, Troutbeck

Small Hotel of the Year (Sponsored by Colliers)

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year 2024 - Netherby Hall, Carlisle

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year (Sponsored by The Cumberland)

Taste of Cumbria Casual Dining Award 2024 - The Yan at Broadrayne

Taste of Cumbria Casual Dining Award (Sponsored by The White Horse Inn, King's Meaburn)

Taste of Cumbria Fine Dining Award 2024 - The Cedar Tree by Hrishikesh Desai at Farlam Hall, Brampton

Taste of Cumbria Fine Dining Award (Sponsored by Lamont Pridmore)

The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award 2024 - Hannah Clapp, Head of Experiences at Muncaster Castle

The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

Hannah Clapp, Head of Experiences at Muncaster Castle

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2024 - Levens Hall

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year (Sponsored by the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park)

Wedding Venue of the Year 2024 - Roundthorn Country House, Penrith

Wedding Venue of the Year (Sponsored by H&H Insurance Brokers)

Makers and Producers Award 2024 - Shed One, Ulverston

Makers and Producers Award

Highly Commended Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award 2024 - The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

Highly Commended Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Highly Commended Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award 2024 - Outdoor Mobility

Highly Commended Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Highly Commended Makers & Producers Award 2024 - Great Corby Brewhouse

Highly Commended Makers & Producers Award

The Bernard Gooch Award for Tourism Personality of the Year 2024

To round off the night, the Bernard Gooch Award – the highest accolade collectively given by the industry for an outstanding contribution to Cumbria’s visitor economy.

This year the award is presented to Cumbria’s £1billion food and drink sector and all the exceptional people behind it, including chefs, cafes, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels, food and drink producers and retailers, and many more.

They have really propelled Cumbria as a foodie capital, putting us on the map nationally and internationally, and supporting thousands of other businesses, farming and suppliers in the process.

Maria Whitehead MBE, co-founder of the internationally successful and award winning artisan Cumbrian company, Hawkshead Relish accepted the award on behalf of Cumbria’s entire food and drink sector.

The Food & Drink Sector wins the Bernard Gooch Award 2024

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who have made the Cumbria Tourism Awards possible this year, including headline sponsor, Electricity North West; all of the individual category sponsors; Burnetts, Christie & Co, Colliers, Cumberland Council, Dodd & Co, H&H Insurance Brokers, H&H Reeds, Lake District National Park, Lamont Pridmore, Napthens, The Cumberland, The White Horse Inn King’s Meaburn, Thomson Hayton Winkley, Westmorland & Furness Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Additional thanks for their support also goes to Lawson Design, EWGA Wines and Mr & Mrs Jones Events.

Get In Touch

Would you like to sponsor the 2025 Awards? Contact the Cumbria Tourism Awards team on: 01539 822222 / awards@cumbriatourism.org