First Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 finalists revealed

By Tim Aldred

04 Aug 2023

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022

Marketing Lancashire has announced the first of the finalists in this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 competition.

The annual awards recognise the success and achievements of Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses in a wide range of categories from New Business to Event of the Year, with most of the winners in these regional awards then progressing to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence.

The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 ceremony, announcing all the winners,  will take place at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

Vikki Harris, Marketing Lancashire director of marketing and partnerships, said: "The finalists announced today have reached an important stage in their journey towards being named Lancashire’s best in class.

"Most will now be ‘mystery shopped’ by industry professionals, who will report their findings to our independent judges. They will then be invited for interview with a panel of judges in November, who have the challenge of deciding this year’s winners."

List of finalists announced so far

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism  

  • Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, Blackpool 
  • Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton 
  • Lancashire Outdoor Activities Initiative, Rivington 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Brock 

Business Events Venue  

  • Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley 
  • Tickled Trout Hotel, South Ribble 
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool 

Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park  

  • Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme 
  • Pure Leisure Group, Lancaster 
  • The Secret Garden Glamping, Holland Moss, Skelmersdale 

Cultural Venue / Organisation  

  • Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn 
  • King George's Hall, Blackburn 
  • The Dukes, Lancaster 
  • The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Rawtenstall 
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool 

Dog Friendly Business  

  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • Tewitfield Marina, Tewitfield / Carnforth 
  • The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham  

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism  

  • Delta Hotels By Marriott Preston, Broughton 
  • Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme 
  • Moss Wood Caravan Park, Cockerham 

Experience of the Year  

  • Black Knights Parachute Centre, Cockerham 
  • Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, Blackpool  

Family Owned / Run Business  

  • Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton 
  • Fence Gate, Fence 
  • Elgin Hotel, Blackpool 
  • Frederick's Ice Cream Ltd, Heath Charnock / Chorley 
  • JAK Hanson Shopping Outlet, Wrightington 
  • Mill House Farm Pods, Cockerham 
  • Partington's Holiday Parks, Thornton-Cleveleys 

Hotel Wedding Venue  

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston, Broughton 
  • Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington 
  • Glendower Hotel, St Annes 
  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho 

Large Hotel 

  • Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley 
  • Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool 
  • Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho 
  • The Glendower Hotel, St Annes 

New Tourism Business  

  • Assheton Arms, Downham 
  • Everything Retreat, Mellor 
  • Fell Urban Bistro, Longridge 
  • Mill Housse Farm Pods, Cockerham 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Hole in Wand Blackpool, Blackpool 
  • The Rum Fox, Grindleton 

Pub of the Year 

  • Fence Gate, Fence 
  • Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green 
  • The Pendle Inn – part of Daniel Thwaites, Barley 

Resilience & Innovation  

  • Blackpool Transport Service Ltd, Blackpool 
  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • 3 Millstones Inn, West Bradford 

Self-Catering Accommodation  

  • Everything Retreat, Mellor 
  • Kays Farm Retreat, Chorley 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Stables @Hall Green Farm, Longton 

Lancashire Perfect Stay - Small Serviced Accommodation Provider 

  • Bella Vista Lodge, Blackpool 
  • Fence Gate Lodge, Fence 
  • The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham 
  • The Millstone, Mellor – part of Daniel Thwaites, Mellor 

Visitor Attraction 

  • Lancashire Police Museum, Lancaster 
  • The Hole in Wand Blackpool, Blackpool 
  • Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough 
  • Taste Lancashire Award  
  • CDJ Restaurant, Darwen 
  • Fell Urban Bistro, Longridge 
  • La Locanda, Gisburn 

Wedding Venue 

  • Eaves Hall, West Bradford 
  • West Tower Wedding Venue, Aughton 
  • Wyre Weddings - Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood 

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