Marketing Lancashire’s tourism awards winners announced

The Tower Ballroom proved the magnificent setting for Marketing Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, where more than 600 colleagues from the tourism industry also helped mark the 120th Anniversary of The Blackpool Tower.

lta-logoThe Lancashire Tourism Awards 2014 is Marketing Lancashire’s biggest event to date and was sold out weeks before the actual event.

Twenty 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 2015.

The glittering dinner and awards ceremony, was presented by journalist and broadcaster, John Sergeant.

Winners in categories marked * will progress to the VisitEngland Excellence Awards 2014, representing Lancashire in the national tourism awards.

B&B/Guest Accommodation Award* The Castle Inn, Hornby

Holiday Park/Holiday Village Award* Bay View Holiday Park, Carnforth

Small Hotel Award* Northcote, Langho

Large Hotel Award* Lancaster House Hotel

Self-Catering Holiday Provider Award* Crook Hall Farm, Nr Ormskirk

Conference / Meeting Venue Award* Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Wedding Venue Award Ashton Hall, Lancaster

Taste Lancashire Award* Parkers Arms, Newton in Bowland

Tourism Pub Award* Freemasons at Wiswell

Retail Experience Award Cedar Farm, Mawdesley

Tourism Event Award* Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe

Small Visitor Attraction Award* Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton

Large Visitor Attraction Award* East Lancashire Railway

Cultural Venue / Organisation Award Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sustainable Tourism Award* Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

Luxury Experience Award Northcote, Langho

Best Visitor Experience Award* St Annes Beach Huts

Customer Service Award Premier Inn Preston South Hotel

New Business Award Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton

Best for Groups Award Leighton Hall, Carnforth Tourism Superstar Sue Copp, Sandcastle Waterpark