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Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 – Winners Announced

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s vibrant tourism economy andCumbria Tourism Awards 2022 the winners 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.

The majority of winners will now go forward to represent Cumbria at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2023. (Wedding Venue of the Year and the Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only).

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 winners were:

Pub of the Year, Sponsored by Taste Hospitality Recruitment

  • The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award, Sponsored by The Cumberland

  • Anyone Can

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

  • Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre


Large Hotel of the Year, Sponsored by Christie & Co  

  • Linthwaite House – WINNER

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa – HIGHLY COMMENDED


Small Hotel of the Year, Sponsored by Colliers

  • Askham Hall – WINNER

The Yan at Broadrayne – HIGHLY COMMENDED


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

  • Cedar Manor


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

  • Dufton Barn Holidays


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

  • The Quiet Site


The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award

  • Michael Wilson, Guide over Sands Trust


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year                       

  • Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre


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

  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery


Experience of the Year, Sponsored by Burnetts          

  • Shed 1 Gin


Taste of Cumbria Award, Sponsored by Eden District Council 

  • The Cottage in the Wood


Makers and Producers Award, Sponsored by Eco-I North West       

  • Pure Lakes Skincare


Wedding Venue of the Year, Sponsored by Dodd & Co      

  • Askham Hall and Bank Barn


New Tourism Business Award, Sponsored by Thomson Hayton Winkley      

  • Bassenthwaite Lake Station

The Bernard Gooch Award for Cumbria’s Tourism Personality of the Year was presented to Jim Walker, who has been an enthusiastic champion of the county’s tourism industry in a career spanning more than 40 years. Most recently appointed as President of Cumbria Tourism, he has a breadth of experience in a range of senior public and private sector roles, and is currently Chairman of Eden Tourism Network.

The evening was hosted by broadcaster 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.

The award winners were presented with a beautiful award, handcrafted by Jo Vincent Glass, and a boxed bottle of Prosecco courtesy of EWGA Wines.  All the finalists received a certificate.

Sponsors and supporters who have made the Cumbria Tourism Awards possible this year, including headline sponsor, United Utilities, and category sponsors; Burnetts, Christie & Co, Colliers, David Allen, Dodd & Co, ECO-I North West, Eden District Council, H&H Reeds, Lamont Pridmore, Out of Eden, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, Taste Hospitality Recruitment, The Cumberland and Thomson Hayton Winkley.  And, thank you to our other supporters; Booths, Castle Green Hotel, EWGA Wines, Jenny Woolgar Photography, Lawson Design and Mr and Mrs Smith.