Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022

The finalists of this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards have been officially unveiled.

The awards celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s vibrant tourism economy.  More than 100 entries have been whittled down to this shortlist of finalists.  The businesses 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.

Congratulations to our 2022 finalists:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Sponsored by The Cumberland

  • Anyone Can, Newby Bridge
  • Calvert Lakes, Keswick


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

  • Long Valley Yurts, Windermere
  • Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre
  • Shed 1 Gin, Ulverston


Large Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Christie & Co

  • Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick
  • Linthwaite House, Windermere
  • Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick


Small Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Colliers

  • Askham Hall
  • Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant, Brampton
  • The Yan at Broadrayne, Grasmere


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

  • Cedar Manor, Windermere
  • Lockholme Bed and Breakfast, Kirkby Stephen
  • The Sally, Irthington


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

  • Dufton Barn Holidays
  • Elmira & Maid of Kent – Ravenglass Railway Camping Coaches
  • Lakes Hostel Windermere
  • Waterbird Boathouse at Hill of Oaks Park, Windermere


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

  • Pennine View Park, Kirkby Stephen
  • Park Foot Holiday Park, Ullswater
  • The Quiet Site, Ullswater


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre
  • Wordsworth Grasmere


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

  • Treetop Lake District, Brockhole, Windermere
  • Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle
  • Walby Farm Park, Crosby-on-Eden


Experience of the Year
Sponsored by Burnetts

  • Graythwaite Adventure
  • Honister Slate Mine
  • Shed 1 Gin, Ulverston
  • Mountain Goat Tours, Windermere


Pub of the Year

  • The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale
  • George and Dragon, Clifton
  • Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale
  • The Wheatsheaf, Beetham


Taste of Cumbria Award
Sponsored by Eden District Council

  • Allium at Askham Hall
  • The Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite
  • The Music Room at Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen
  • The Yan at Broadrayne


Makers and Producers Award
Sponsored by ECO-I North West

  • Aqua Pura, Armathwaite
  • Lakes Ice Cream, Kendal
  • Pure Lakes Skincare, Staveley
  • Shed 1 Gin, Ulverston


Wedding Venue of the Year
Sponsored by Dodd & Co

  • Askham Hall & Bank Barn
  • Briery Wood Country House Hotel, Windermere
  • The Coppermines Lakes Cottages, Coniston


New Tourism Business Award
Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley

  • Bassenthwaite Lake Station
  • Dandelion & Hoglet Holiday Cottages, Dalston
  • The Green Cumbria, Kirkby Stephen
  • Lakes Laser Tag, Ulverston


The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

  • Michael Wilson, The Guide over Sands Trust
  • Roland Thompson, Honister Slate Mine
  • Joseph Cobb, Lake District Country Hotels, Windermere


The finalists now face another round of judging, with a visit from one of our mystery shoppers or judges before the winner of each category is decided.

All the successful finalists will be invited to join us at the tourism ‘Oscars’ which makes a long-awaited comeback after a three-year absence.  Our glittering, black-tie celebration takes place on Wednesday 6th July at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

The awards evening will be hosted by 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.


Thanks to our sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the competition possible again this year including all our category sponsors, along with headline sponsor United Utilities, wine sponsor EWGA, design sponsor Lawson Design and the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for any other companies who would like to get involved.

And finally, while we know it’s disappointing if you haven’t reached the final, we urge you to enter again in 2023.  The standard was exceptional once again, and many of our previous winners were unsuccessful on their first or even second attempt.


For further information

Contact The Awards Team on
01539 822222 or