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Northumberland's endless experiences shine in the North East Tourism Awards

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An amazing 27 of the 42 businesses shortlisted in the awards are from Northumberland and feature in categories ranging from Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, to B&B and Guesthouse of the Year and Experience of the Year.

The North East England Tourism Awards play a major role in showcasing the fantastic range of high quality experiences the North East has to offer. There is at least one Northumberland business in 14 out of the 15 categories.  

The B&B and Guest House of the Year, Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year, Pub of the Year and Self Catering Accommodation Provider of the Year categories include only Northumberland businesses, guaranteeing at least four golds for the county at the awards ceremony in 2022. 

Andrew Fox, Chair of Visit Northumberland, said, “The North East has an exceptional standard for its tourism offering, so it’s fantastic that a staggering two thirds of those shortlisted are Northumberland businesses. This highlights the quality tourism offer we have in Northumberland. Tourism is extremely valuable in Northumberland, in 2019 the industry brought in £1.04 billion and employed over 13,000 people directly. These figures would not be possible without the high standards offered by tourism businesses throughout the county. It is fabulous to see so many Northumberland businesses being recognised at these prestigious awards.” 

Special congratulations to The Alnwick Garden who have been shortlisted in three categories: Resilience and Innovation Award, Experience of the Year and Large Visitor Attraction of the Year. Langley Castle, The Feathers Inn, Vindomora Country Lodges and Woodland Chase Glamping have all been shortlisted in two categories. 

The North East England Tourism Awards are organised and delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative in partnership with the North East Tourism Alliance. Winners will be announced at a gala evening ceremony in March. 

Shortlisted Northumberland Businesses

 

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award 

Vindomora Country Lodges  

 

B&B and Guest House of the Year 

Market Cross Guest House  

Old Rectory Howick  

 

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year 

Beacon Hill Hideaways 

Woodland Chase Glamping 

Vindomora Country Lodges  

 

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 

Laverock Law Cottages and Glamping 

 

Resilience and Innovation Award 

The Alnwick Garden  

Langley Castle Hotel  

 

Small Hotel of the Year 

Langley Castle Hotel  

 

Unsung Hero Award 

Northside Surf School  

 

Experience of the Year 

The Alnwick Garden  

Ingram Valley Farm 

 

New Tourism Business Award 

Sycamore Cottage & Glamping Pods 

Woodland Chase Glamping  

 

Pub of the Year 

The Feathers Inn  

The Blackbird  

The Twice Brewed Inn  

The Bamburgh Castle Inn  

 

Self Catering Accommodation Provider of the Year 

St Oswald's Farm  

Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages  

Breamish Valley Cottages  

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 

Kielder Observatory  

Woodhorn Museum 

 

Taste of North East England

The Feathers Inn  

 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 

The Alnwick Garden 

Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum 

 

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