Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 – Winners Announced
In association with United Utilities

The winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 were announced on Wednesday 6 July at a glittering award ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.  Due to the pandemic, this was the first time the awards have 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 will now 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).


Watch the 2022 Cumbria Tourism Awards official video


The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 winners were:

Pub of the Year
Sponsored by Taste Hospitality Recruitment

The Black Swan


Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Sponsored by The Cumberland

Anyone Can


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

Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre


Large Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Christie & Co  

Linthwaite House – WINNER

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa – HIGHLY COMMENDED


Small Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Colliers

Askham Hall – WINNER

The Yan at Broadrayne – HIGHLY COMMENDED


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

Cedar Manor


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

Dufton Barn Holidays


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

The Quiet Site


The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

Michael Wilson, Guide over Sands Trust


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year                       

Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre


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

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery


Experience of the Year
Sponsored by Burnetts          

Shed 1 Gin


Taste of Cumbria Award
Sponsored by Eden District Council 

The Cottage in the Wood


Makers and Producers Award
Sponsored by Eco-I North West       

Pure Lakes Skincare


Wedding Venue of the Year
Sponsored by Dodd & Co      

Askham Hall and Bank Barn


New Tourism Business Award
Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley      

Bassenthwaite Lake Station


The Bernard 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.

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.

For further information

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