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Lancashire Award Winners

Eighteen of the county’s finest tourism businesses and a Tourism Superstar received awards for excellence in their field, with most of the Lancashire winners now having the opportunity to go on to represent Lancashire in the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2018.

Take a look at our award winners below:

    • Business Tourism Provider

      Business Tourism Provider

      Winter Gardens, Blackpool - One of the UK’s biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has seen a cast of thousands tread its boards since it first opened in 1939.

    • Culture & Heritage

      Culture & Heritage

      Winter Gardens, Blackpool - One of the UK’s biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has seen a cast of thousands tread its boards since it first opened in 1939.

    • Dog Friendly

      Dog Friendly

      A Grade II listed country inn full of character and situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland with unrivalled views over the River Ribble; The Spread Eagle has built up a first class reputation for fine foods and quality wines.

    • Guest Accommodation

      Guest Accommodation

      Beautifully finished with the finest fittings, furniture and fabrics their new luxury en-suite bedrooms offer the perfect retreat for a romantic break or for friends to enjoy together.

    • Inclusive Tourism

      Inclusive Tourism

      Visitors are invited to enjoy Browsholme Hall's fabulous interiors and antique furnishings set in the stunning landscape of the Hodder Valley.

    • Lancashire Café/Tearoom

      Lancashire Café/Tearoom

      Set in a beautiful old barn with a secret garden and warming log fire in winter, Potters Barn believe in serving healthy, wholesome, home made food.

    • Lancashire Producers & Makers

      Lancashire Producers & Makers

      Dewlay was founded in 1957 by George Kenyon and over the next 50 years earned a reputation for producing the very best range of Lancashire cheese available.

    • Lancashire Pub/Inn

      Lancashire Pub/Inn

      At the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, the riverside location of The Cartford Inn boasts spectacular views of the peaceful riverscape and the dramatic Bowland fells beyond.

    • Large Hotel

      Large Hotel

      The Midland Hotel has been beautifully, meticulously, lovingly restored and is an Art Deco-inspired tour de force with 44 modern 30s-inspired rooms, 6 rooftop suites, a top-notch restaurant and ultra-stylish bar.

    • Large Tourism Event

      Large Tourism Event

      LightPool lights up the UK’s favourite beach resort in the autumn, with illuminating performances performed through different mediums.

    • Large Visitor Attraction

      Large Visitor Attraction

      Blackpool's premier cabaret showbar and events suite hosting full production cabaret spectacular shows, private functions and corporate events.

    • New Business

      New Business

      At 40,0002ft they are the largest Trampoline Park in the UK, with over 100 trampolines, 3 lane flip zone, dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam pits and air bag, a ninja assault course, terrace café and games area.

    • Retail Experience

      Retail Experience

      Whalley Warm & Dry is a multi-award winning, family run outdoor clothing and footwear specialist situated in the picturesque village of Whalley.

    • Self-Catering Holiday

      Self-Catering Holiday

      This beautifully landscaped park offers the perfect home from home retreat. There are a range of well equipped, modern holiday homes and apartments to hire for either that short break or an extended family holiday.

    • Small Hotel

      Small Hotel

      The Villa offers an excellent variety of bedrooms, suites and state rooms to accommodate visiting friends and family. The hotel rooms are spacious and appointed to the highest standards, offering stylish, comfortable accommodation.

    • Small Tourism Event

      Small Tourism Event

      Cloudspotting is an annual live music and arts festival set in the picturesque Gisburn Forest across the last weekend of July.

    • Small Visitor Attraction

      Small Visitor Attraction

      HAPPA is a registered charity that continually strives to improve equine welfare through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming and education.

    • Sustainable Tourism

      Sustainable Tourism

      Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since the time Tudor times.

    • Taste Lancashire

      Taste Lancashire

      Bertram's is a unique and modern restaurant and cocktail bar. An eclectic mix of modern and retro makes it a stunning place to dine, offering cocktails until late, music and private dining.

    • Tourism Superstar

      Tourism Superstar

      Laura had a little idea back in 2011, of holding a small fair in a Church Hall, to bring together friendly and creative folk to sell their collections of vintage, retro wares, collectables and handmade wares. Crafty Vintage was formed to create the perfect retail environment for small independent companies to flourish.

    • Visitor Experience

      Visitor Experience

      100 acres of fantastic trialing land awaits you at Inch Perfect Trials. Based in the Forest of Bowland in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Inch Perfect Trials guarantees to be a brilliant day out filled with excitement!

    • Wedding Venue

      Wedding Venue

      Browsholme Hall is an exclusive private wedding venue in the heart of the Ribble Valley steeped in history. Lived in by the Parker family for 500 years and the oldest surviving home in Lancashire this is the ultimate romantic wedding venue.

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