Cumbria Tourism Awards – Our 2022 winners

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Cumbria Tourism Awards – Our 2022 winners

The most recent winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards were announced in July 2022 at a glittering award ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.  Due to the pandemic, this was the first time the annual awards had been held since 2019 and 260+ guests came together in an evening of celebration 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 against a backdrop of one of the most challenging periods in the industry’s history.

The majority of winners go forward to represent Cumbria at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2023.  (Wedding Venue of the Year and the Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only).

To find out more about sponsoring a category in the 2023 Cumbria Tourism Awards, contact Paula Scott on 07585 665636 or email paula@cumbriaawards.co.uk

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 winners:

Pub of the year 2022 - The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Taste Hospitality Recruitment)

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award 2022 - Anyone Can

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award (Sponsored by The Cumberland)

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 2022 - Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award Sponsored by Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire

Large Hotel of the Year 2022 - Linthwaite House

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

Small Hotel of the Year 2022 - Askham Hall

Small Hotel of the Year (Sponsored by Colliers)

B&B and Guest House of the Year 2022 - Cedar Manor

B&B and Guest House of the Year (Sponsored by Lamont Pridmore)

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year 2022 - Dufton Barn Holidays

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year (Sponsored by Out of Eden)

Dufton Barn Holidays

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year 2022 - The Quiet Site

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

The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award 2022 - Michael Wilson, Guide over Sands Trust

The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

Michael Wilson – Guide over Sands Trust

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2022 -<br />
Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2022 - Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery<br />

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year (Sponsored by H&H Reeds)

Experience of the year 2022 - Shed 1 Gin

Experience of the Year (Sponsored by Burnetts)

Taste of Cumbria award 2022 - The Cottage in the Wood

Taste of Cumbria Award (Sponsored by Eden District Council)

Makers and Producers Award 2022 - Pure Lakes Skincare

Makers and Producers Award (Sponsored by Eco-I North West)

Wedding Venue of the year 2022 - Askham Hall & Bank Barn

Wedding Venue of the Year (Sponsored by Dodd & Co)

New Tourism Business Award 2022 - Bassenthwaite Lake Station

New Tourism Business Award (Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley)

Highly commended Large Hotel of the Year 2022 - Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

Highly Commended Large Hotel of the Year

Highly commended Small Hotel of the Year 2022 - The Yan at Broadrayne

Highly Commended Small Hotel of the Year

The Bernard Gooch Award for Tourism Personality of the Year 2022


The B
ernard Gooch Award for Cumbria’s Tourism Personality of the Year was presented to Jim Walker, who has been an enthusiastic champion of the county’s tourism industry in a career spanning more than 40 years. Most recently appointed as President of Cumbria Tourism, he has a breadth of experience in a range of senior public and private sector roles, and is currently Chairman of Eden Tourism Network.

Bernard Gooch Award for Cumbria’s Tourism Personality of the Year 2022 - Jim Walker
The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022

The evening was hosted by broadcaster Dave Guest, one of the most recognisable faces on North West TV screens, having spent almost 40 years with the BBC documenting some of this region’s most memorable moments.

The award winners were presented with a beautiful award, handcrafted by Jo Vincent Glass, and a boxed bottle of Prosecco courtesy of EWGA Wines.  All the finalists received a certificate.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who have made the Cumbria Tourism Awards possible this year, including headline sponsor, United Utilities, and category sponsors; Burnetts, Christie & Co, Colliers, David Allen, Dodd & Co, ECO-I North West, Eden District Council, H&H Reeds, Lamont Pridmore, Out of Eden, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, Taste Hospitality Recruitment, The Cumberland and Thomson Hayton Winkley.  And, thank you to our other supporters; Booths, Castle Green Hotel, EWGA Wines, Jenny Woolgar Photography, Lawson Design and Mr and Mrs Smith.

Get In Touch

Would you like to sponsor the 2023 Awards? Contact the Cumbria Tourism Awards team on: 01539 822222 / awards@cumbriatourism.org