Duplicate of Duplicate of Duplicate of Triple Gold at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013
Having achieved success at The Beautiful South Awards 2012-2013, these five tourism businesses went on to represent the South East at the national finals for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 on the 20th May at the Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
- Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire http://www.blenheimpalace.com/
- Beaulieu Enterprises, http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/
Tourism Pub of the Year
- The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire http://www.thefeatherednestinn.co.uk/
Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year
- Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, nr Dover, Kent http://www.alkhamcourt.co.uk/
Visitor Information Provider of the Year
- Thanet Visitor Information Service, Kent http://www.visitthanet.co.uk
In a fantastic result for the South East, Beaulieu beat off tough competition to win Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the year one of the most coveted categories. The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire was awarded Gold as the Tourism Pub of the Year and Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, Nr Dover in Kent, gained Gold in the Bed and Breakfast category. It was also proud night for the team at Thanet Visitor Information Service in Margate who picked up a Bronze and the magnificent Blenheim Palace was awarded Highly Commended in the Large Visitor Attraction category.
“It is fantastic to see South East businesses being recognised in some of the most competitive and high profile categories at the national awards and to be part of their celebration. To win three Golds shows that the South East has some of the very best tourism businesses and visitor experiences in the country” commented Peter Colling, Managing Director, Tourism South East.
“We have just launched the Beautiful South Awards for 2013-2014 and I would encourage businesses to enter. The Beautiful South Awards are a springboard to the national awards where we will be hoping for even greater success for the South East in 2014.”
To find out more about The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013-2014 visit the dedicated website.