Tuesday night the Lancashire Tourism Awards returned as guests and businesses from across the county gathered to shine a light on Lancashire’s wonderful tourism and hospitality businesses. With a variety of awards up for grabs, it sure was a night to remember. Check out the gallery of photos from the night which are available to view here 

From unmissable events to delicious places to dine, exciting attractions and fantastic places to stay discover more about our award winners below and make sure you add them to this year’s travel list!

Award winning things to do in Lancashire 

Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough – Visitor Attraction

Head down and immerse yourself in the daily workings of Winmill Animal farm as you observe, feed and interacts with the adorable animals. Before heading to the top-notch indoor and outdoor play areas.

Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe - Large Event

A free family festival celebrating the brilliance of timeless design, fashion, art, vehicles, entertainment and culture in Morecambe. Vintage By the Sea is Hemingway Design’s tribute to the cultural movements of the 1920s to 1990s.

Music in the Park, Leyland  - Small Event

Each year, the event boasts a spectacular lineup of incredible and talented chart-toppers and has an unbeatable atmosphere filled with endless fun, dancing, and music that you won’t want to miss.

The Dukes Lancaster  - Cultural Venue / Organisation

This converted church in Lancaster is now a much-praised theatre and cinema. As Lancashire's only professional producing theatre, The Dukes produces five shows a year including an outdoor promenade performance and a Christmas family show, and much more.

Black Knight Parachute Centre – Experience of the Year

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as your skydiving dreams come true at Black Knights Skydiving Centre. One of the longest established parachute training centres in the UK and home to Lancashire’s only skydiving drop zone.

Sandgrown Spirits, Lytham - Taste Lancashire Producer

Starting with the best ingredients from around the region and using the finest local botanicals to craft the unique spirits. Sandgrown Spirits believe that creating the perfect spirit requires a combination of art and science.

Award winning places to stay in Lancashire

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley - Large Hotel

This luxury hotel is set in 40 acres of private parkland with spectacular views of Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside, a beautiful ornamental lake, and fabulous gardens. A wonderful place in which to spend your leisure time.

The Secret Garden Glamping - Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park

With a mix between the modern and rustic this secluded location is not overlooked by anyone, giving total privacy alongside a hot tub, sauna and all the luxuries you would find at home. It really is an experience not to be missed.

Moss Wood Caravan Park - Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Moss Wood is a fabulous family run caravan park for holiday homes, touring caravans and motorhomes, nestled in a tree lined vale near the ancient village of Cockerham, and provides easy access to walks on the coastal path and nearby Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Estuary Riverside Chalets - Self-Catering Accommodation and Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

Award winning luxury self-catering holiday accommodation offering bungalow living with a difference. The spacious bedrooms, wet rooms, ramp access and wide doors ensure that everyone is welcome. Whether you just need a travel cot or shower chair or something larger like a profiling bed and hoist, the team will be happy to help.

The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham - Lancashire Perfect Stay – Small Serviced Accommodation Provider and Dog Friendly Business

An award-winning boutique hotel in heart of Padiham home to 14 design-led bedrooms. The Lawrence prides itself on being an exclusive venue for both pooches and their owners. With dog pampering and grooming services, doggy dinners and play dates all on offer.

Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool - The Judge’s Award

A warm and friendly welcome awaits everyone who visits this family-owned hotel, from the contemporary lounges to classic British food, the hotel oozes comfortable indulgence.

Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton – Family Owned/run Business

This fantastic family-owned business is home to 12 outstanding cottages which are set among acres of stunning countryside. The cottages vary in size, from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and were purpose-built in 2013 to provide holiday accommodation for families, friends and carers.

Award winning restaurants and pubs in Lancashire

La Locanda, Gibsburn - Taste Lancashire award

Working with only the best quality, local ingredients La Locanda’s owners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi will take you to the heart of Italian cuisine, serving you truly authentic recipes that go back generations.

The Pendle Inn, part of Daniel Thwaites, Barley - Pub of the Year

Located in the heart of Barley village, The Pendle Inn is a charming, 16th-century inn serving a range of drinks and meals to suit every appetite. Including delicious home-made Pies and hand-Cut Steaks from the local farm.

The Rum Fox, Grindleton – New Tourism Business,

The Rum Fox is a stylish country pub and restaurant in the rolling hills of the glorious Ribble Valley. Chef-Proprietor Bob Geldeard and his team strive to offer he finest food and drink, with the emphasis on the seasonal, the local and on the surprising.

Award winning places to wed in Lancashire

Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland – Hotel Wedding Venue and  Joanne Denton, Head of Weddings, Holland Hall Hotel – Unsung Hero

A secluded Grade II listed Manor House hotel, surrounded by beautiful Lancashire countryside, perfect photographic opportunities, and natural aesthetics.  Whether you wish to say your ‘I dos’ inside or outside, the beautiful grounds can accommodate your memorable ceremony. Not only is the venue award winning but so are the staff, as Head of Weddings, Joanne Denton was awarded this year's unsung hero award.  

West Tower Wing Venue, Aughton – Wedding Venue

Set in eight romantic acres of lush green fields, with an elegant ballroom, verdant gardens and terrace overlooking the beautiful countryside, West Tower - is one of the most picturesque places to say ‘I do.’

Award winning businesses.

Winter Gardens Blackpool – Business Events Venue

From the modern £30m Conference and Exhibition Centre to the historic Empress Ballroom and the elegant Spanish Suites, Winter Gardens Blackpool can accommodate guest lists ranging from 50 to 7,000.

Blackpool Transport Service LTD, Blackpool - Resilience and Innovation award

Proudly serving Blackpool, Fleetwood, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lytham St Anne’s, and Poulton-le-Fylde with friendly and reliable transport for over 100 years.

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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