Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019

In association with United Utilities

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the best Cumbria has to offer. 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.

In 2019 there were 16 award categories celebrating 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)

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