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 £2.9 billion. Their achievements, hard work and dedication are worthy of recognition.

Cumbria offers ever increasing levels of quality and service to our annual visitors, which in 2017 exceeded 47 million, and the Cumbria Tourism 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

Lake District Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite
Treetop Trek, Windermere

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

Park Cliffe, Windermere
Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater
Castlerigg Hall Caravan, Camping and Glamping Park, Keswick

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award
Sponsorship opportunities available

The Quiet Site, Ullswater
Ullswater ‘Steamers’
Cedar Manor Hotel, Windermere

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

Haven Cottage, Ambleside
The Sally, Irthington
Raise View, Grasmere

Experience of the Year Award
Sponsored by Carlisle Lake District Airport

CBA Events @ Graythwaite
Alpacaly Ever After CIC, Portinscale
Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston

Large Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Christie & Co.

Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Borrowdale
Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Bassenthwaite
Another Place, The Lake, Ullswater

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

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle

New Tourism Business of the Year
Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley

Dome House Lakes, Bowness-on-Windermere
1692 Wasdale, Gosforth
The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Makers & Producers Award
Sponsorship opportunities available

The Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy
Grasmere Gingerbread®, Grasmere
Pure Lakes Skincare Ltd, Staveley

Pub of the Year
Sponsorship opportunities available

The Black Labrador, Underbarrow
The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale
The Crafty Baa, Windermere

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

Bon Vivant Boutique Smart Villa, Bowness on Windermere
The Lodges at Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale
The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale

Small Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Colliers International

Brownber Hall, Newbiggin-on-Lune
The Regent Hotel, Ambleside
The Halston, Carlisle

Taste of Cumbria
Sponsored by The Cumberland for Business

1863 Restaurant and Rooms, Pooley Bridge
Askham Hall, Penrith
Plato’s, Kirkby Lonsdale

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Sponsored by Northern

Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth
Brantwood, John Ruskin’s Home, Coniston
Birdoswald Roman Fort, Gilsland

Wedding Venue of the Year
Sponsorship opportunity available

Cote How Lake District Weddings, Rydal
Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Borrowdale
Lindeth Howe Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere

The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Customer Service

Richard Monk-Steel (Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge)
Marion Thompson (Bowness Bay Visitor Centre)
Jake Winter (Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Underskiddaw)

For further information

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01539 822222 or