Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019

In association with United Utilities

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the best Cumbria has to offer and are now in their 17th year. Cumbria’s tourism businesses, and the talented individuals behind them, drive a visitor economy worth £3 billion. Their achievements, hard work and dedication are worthy of recognition.

Cumbria offers ever increasing levels of quality and service and these awards recognise those businesses offering excellence and innovation in their product, service, welcome, marketing and sustainable practices.

Winners for many of the categories from the Cumbria Tourism Awards will go on to represent the county at the Visit England Awards for Excellence in 2020. Wedding Venue of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to Excellence, and our new category, Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only. Cumbria has seen a great deal of success at national level over the years, resulting in fantastic media promotion for the winning businesses and Cumbria – the Lake District as a quality visitor destination.

This year, there are 16 award categories which celebrate the huge range and diversity of Cumbria’s tourism industry.

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award
Sponsored by Expedia

Winner – Lake District Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite

Highly Commended – Treetop Trek, Windermere

 

Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year
Sponsored by Natwest Commercial Banking

Castlerigg Hall Caravan, Camping and Glamping Park, Keswick

 

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award
Sponsored by the University of Cumbria

The Quiet Site, Ullswater

 

B&B & Guest House of the Year
Sponsored by Lamont Pridmore

Haven Cottage, Ambleside

 

Experience of the Year Award
Sponsored by Carlisle Lake District Airport

CBA Events @ Graythwaite

 

Large Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Christie & Co.

Another Place, The Lake, Ullswater

 

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

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

 

New Tourism Business of the Year
Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley

Winner – The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Highly Commended – 1692 Wasdale, Gosforth

Makers & Producers Award

Grasmere Gingerbread®, Grasmere

 

Pub of the Year

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

 

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

The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale

 

Small Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Colliers International

The Regent Hotel, Ambleside

 

Taste of Cumbria
Sponsored by The Cumberland for Business

1863 Restaurant and Rooms, Pooley Bridge

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Sponsored by Northern

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth

 

Wedding Venue of the Year

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere

 

The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Customer Service

Jake Winter (Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Underskiddaw)

For further information

Contact The Awards Team on
01539 822222 or awards@cumbriatourism.org