Last week's Lancashire Tourism Awards shone a light on the county's wonderful tourism and hospitality businesses, from amazing attractions and must-do events, to places to stay and delicious food and drink.

Let us tell you more about our award winnings so you can add them to your itinerary.

Award winning things to do in Lancashire  

Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, near Garstang - Visitor Attraction of the Year award

Try your hand at curling at England’s only dedicated curling rink, or enjoy bowling, the latest movies, crazy golf, crazy pool, shuffleboard and more.

Highest Point Festival,  Lancaster - Large Event of the Year award

A relatively new event to the UK Festival scene, each year Williamsons Park in Lancaster is home to some fantastic arts and music entertainment that is well worth a watch.

Thornton Hall Country Park,Thornton-in-Craven - Small Event of the Year award

Winning for Thornton Hall Christmas Adventure, their fantastic Christmas event held each year on the farm,  Thornton Hall also have a wide range of events and things to do throughout the year.

Winter Gardens Blackpool - Cultural Venue or Organisation of the Year award

A staple in Blackpool’s entertainment offering, Winter Gardens Blackpool host a number of brilliant shows and festivals perfect for adults and children alike.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach “Walk The…” Experiences – Experience of the Year award

Not for those who are afraid of heights! Enjoy the thrill of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s classic rollercoasters but on foot, as you climb to the top and admire some amazing views.

Brindle Distillery, Chorley - Taste Lancashire Producer award

A warm Lancashire welcome awaits you at Brindle Distillery, the home of Cuckoo Gin, where you can experience everything from making your own gin to a distillery tour, or buy a few bottles for home.

Merlin Events Blackpool – Business Events Venue award

Winning for their business events, Merlin also have a range of fantastic attractions to visit, including The Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds Blackpool, SEA LIFE Blackpool and The Blackpool Tower Dungeons.

Award winning places to stay in Lancashire 

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool - Large Hotel of the Year Award

Located on Blackpool’s South Shore, close to the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark, the hotel offers high quality affordable rooms overlooking the Irish Sea.

Ribble Valley Retreat, Langho – New Business, and Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year award

Chose to stay in one of the two shepherds huts or the three luxury bell tents on the site while toasting marshmallows and enjoying the beautiful views across the valley.

Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme - Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism award

Another brilliant option for glamping in the Ribble Valley, with pods featuring king size beds, rainforest showers, underfloor heating, speaker systems, Wi-Fi and private decks with hot tubs.

Oakdean Cottages, Whalley - Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year award

If glamping isn’t your thing, Ribble Valley is also home to Oakdean Cottages, which are surrounded by rolling hills, winding rivers and everything the Forest of Bowland has to offer.

Fence Gate Lodge, Fence - Lancashire Perfect Stay – Serviced Accommodation award

The Fence Gate Lodge combines a beautifully restored and extended grade 2 listed building. Nestled between Pendle’s most idyllic countryside set back in the village of Fence just off the A6068.

The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham - Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award

If you are looking for a hotel you can enjoy with your four-legged friends then is the place to be, offering hotel rooms suitable for your pawfect pooch, and even offers doggy dinners on their menu.

Crow Wood Hotel and Spa, Burnley - Special Recognition award

Set within 40 acres of private parkland near Burnley, the hotel is a pure escape offering everything you need to really relax.

The Whitehall Hotel & Distillery, Darwen - Resilience and Innovation award

Dating back to 1898, Whitehall Hotel features sandstone frontages, panelled sweeping staircase and open fronted fireplaces, it’s a beautiful place to stay with an amazing reputation for customer care.

Brickhouse Farm Holiday Cottages and Lakeside Hub, Hambleton - Accessible and Inclusive Tourism award

Offering 12 accessible self-catering cottages for people to enjoy, alongside an accessible hydrotherapy pool and Lakeside Bistro offering all the features required for wheelchair users.

Award winning restaurants and pubs in Lancashire 

Lancashire’s bars and restaurants are no strangers to awards, with the region home to Michelin Star restaurants and featuring on many national lists for their offering. You can read all about the award winning places to eat on our dedicated blog post, however two very special venues were recognised further at the Lancashire Tourism Awards.

263, Preston - Taste Lancashire award

This restaurant offers a fine dining establishment with a more laid back atmosphere. Each menu encompasses the best of Lancashire produce, making it perfect to taste what the region has to offer.

PLAU, Preston - Pub of the Year award

A gin and beer house like no other, with history back to the 18th century. It has one of the largest selection beer in Preston, amongst its haunted vaults, hidden rooms and rooftop terrace and bistro.

Founder Jeremy Rowland also took away the Unsung Hero Award for his commitment to saving heritage venues across the city.

Award winning places to wed in Lancashire 

Mitton Hall, Ribble Valley – Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year

A charming country manor retreat known for its fantastic wedding packages, picture perfect gardens and views across the River Ribble and the scenery beyond.

The Out Barn, Clitheroe – Wedding Venue of the Year

A dedicated venue just for making your day perfect set in 360 acres of countryside, perfect for a rustic wedding with contemporary touches.

With so much to see and do, and so many places where you can stop for a bite to eat, Lancashire is the perfect place to visit. The award winners are just some of the fantastic places you can experience on your trip.




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