Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 finalists revealed

22 July 2022

Today (Friday 22 July), Marketing Lancashire, the county’s tourist board and destination management organisation, announced the first finalists in the annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, with around 50 businesses now progressing to the next stage of the competition in 17 categories.

Chief Executive, Rachel McQueen, at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire commenting on this year’s finalists said “It was always going to take time for the sector to recover from the last couple of years, but if there was ever a good sign that Lancashire tourism is bouncing back, it is in the calibre and creativity of this year’s finalists in the Lancashire Tourism Awards.

“They represent the very best of the county’s accommodation, attractions and hospitality businesses and, in this first stage of the competition, have demonstrated healthy bookings, improvements to their visitor offer and some truly ambitious plans for the future – which are all very exciting.

“Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are nothing short of remarkable in their resilience and innovation and we look forward to celebrating with all the finalists and our supporters at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 event in the new year.”

The finalists announced today will now go through to the next stages of the competition which includes mystery shopping in some cases, followed by a presentation and interview with a panel of judges for all.

The judges are experts drawn from the tourism and hospitality sector and from a wide range of successful business backgrounds including the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 sponsors:  DFC, Harrison Drury, insight6, Lancashire Business View, Links Signs & Graphics, Northern Print Distribution Ltd, Total Foodservice.

Three categories, the Small and Large Event of the Year, and Taste Lancashire Producer award remain open for applications until Sunday 18 September, and the finalists in these categories will be announced the week beginning 26 September. For more information and how to apply go to lancashiretourismawards.com.

The finalists in the Unsung Hero award, recognising an individual working for a tourism business who excels in their role and deserves to be applauded for their work and commitment to the industry, will be announced shortly.

All finalists will meet and be interviewed by the judges in early November, with the awards ceremony due to take place at the start of 2023.

The finalists announced today:

 

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award *

Brickhouse Farm Holiday Cottages & Lakeside Hub, Hambleton

The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton

Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

 

Business Events Venue of the Year *
Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley

Ewood Experience, Blackburn

Merlin Events, Blackpool

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

Winter Gardens Blackpool

 

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year *

Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme

Newton Hall Holiday Park, Blackpool

Ribble Valley Retreat, Langho

The Secret Garden Glamping, Skelmersdale

Stanley Villa Farm Fishing & Camping, Greenhalgh


Cultural Venue/Organisation Award

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Samlesbury Hall

Winter Gardens Blackpool

 

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Bella Vista Lodge, Blackpool

The Golden Ball of Longton

HAPPA, Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe

The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham

Mowbreck Holiday Park, Wesham

 

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award *

Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme

Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat, Slaidburn

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth

 

 

Experience of the Year *

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Blackpool Pleasure Beach ‘Walk The…’ Experiences

Countryside & Culinary Breaks at Dale House Barn, Slaidburn

Goosnargh Gin School Experience Days

Inch Perfect Trials Experience Day, Whitewell

 

Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley

Mitton Hall, Mitton

Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho

Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor

 

 

Lancashire Perfect Stay – Small Serviced Accommodation *

3 Millstones Inn, West Bradford

Dale House Barn and B&B, Slaidburn

Fence Gate Lodge, Fence

The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham

The Royal at Heysham

 


Large Hotel of the Year *

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley

Foxfields Country Hotel, Whalley

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho

 

New Tourism Business of the Year *

The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton

Ribble Valley Retreat, Langho

 

 

Pub of the Year *
PLAU, Preston

Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green

White Bull Oswaldtwistle

 

Resilience and Innovation Award *

The Secret Garden Glamping, Skelmersdale

The Whitehall Hotel & Distillery, Darwen

Winter Gardens Blackpool

 

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year *

Brickhouse Holiday Cottages, Hambleton

Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat, Clitheroe

Oakdean Cottages, Langho

 


Taste Lancashire Award *

263 Restaurant, Preston

The Coach and Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland

La Locanda, Gisburn

 

 Visitor Attraction of the Year *

The Blackpool Tower

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Brock

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

 

Wedding Venue of the Year

The Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood

The Out Barn, Waddington

Samlesbury Hall

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth


*The winners in these categories have the chance to progress to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence.

 

 

To keep up to date with all the Lancashire Tourism Awards news follow @MarketingLancashire on Twitter and #LTA22 or go to lancashiretourismawards.com

 

For all enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact Maria Moriarty-Eames on 01772 426450 Maria@marketinglancashire.com

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