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Lancashire tourist awards announced

June 11, 2009

Lancashire comedian,writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie presented the winners of the 2009/2010 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards yesterday in front of 300 at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green.

The winners and the highly commended were as follows

Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year

Winner: The Ashton, Lancaster

Access for All Tourism Award

Winner: Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

Highly Commended: Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Sustainable Tourism Award

Winner: Malkin Tower Farm Holiday Cottages,

Highly Commended: Number One, South Beach, Blackpool

Small Hotel of the Year

Winner: Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex, Langho

Highly Commended: West Tower Country House Hotel, Aughton
Large Hotel of the Year

Winner: Preston Marriott Hotel

Highly Commended: The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Best Tourism Event of the Year-Top Three voted by public vote

Winner: Blackpool Illuminations

2ndPlace: East Lancashire Railway 1940’s Weekend, Rawtenstall

3rd Place: Pendle Walking Festival
Taste Lancashire Award

Winner: La Locanda Ristorante Italiano, Gisburn

Highly Commended: The Carmen Rose, Ribchester
Best Tourism Experience of the Year

Winner: Farmaggedon at Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, Ormskirk

Highly Commended: Ribble Valley Food Trail
Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year

Winner: Sunset Park, Hambleton

Highly Commended: Windy Harbour Holiday Park, Little Singleton
Self Catering Award

Winner: Clough Bottom Farm Cottages, Bashall Eaves
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner: Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner: Blackpool Tower and Circus

Highly Commended: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Ormskirk

Business Tourism Award of the Year

Winner: Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

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