Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011-2012 - The Winners Revealed

PUBLISHED: 17:07 05 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:06 20 February 2013

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011-2012 - The Winners Revealed

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011-2012 - The Winners Revealed

The winners of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12 were announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by West End star and Lancashire lass Jodie Prenger at the Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool.



The winners of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12 were announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by West End star and Lancashire lass Jodie Prenger at the Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool.



The Awards Winners, Highly Commended and Finalists


(not in order of appearance on the night)





Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year


The Ashton, Lancaster - winner


Langtrys, Blackpool highly commended


Dam Head Barn, Nelson - finalist


Meadowcroft Barn B&B, Edgworth - finalist



Small Hotel of the Year


Best Western Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho winner


The Strand Hotel, Blackpool highly commended


Bedford Hotel, Lytham St Annes - finalist


Briar Dene Hotel, Thornton Cleveleys - finalist


Millstone at Mellor - finalist



Large Hotel of the Year sponsored by University of Central Lancashire


The Midland, Morecambe - winner


Big Blue Hotel, Blackpool - finalist


Elgin Hotel, Blackpool - finalist


Holiday Inn Preston - finalist



Small Visitor Attraction of the Year


Old Holly Farm, Garstang - winner


Burnley Mechanics Theatre - highly commended


Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton - finalist


Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Barnoldswick - finalist



Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Burbage Holiday Group


Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool - winner


WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Nr Ormskirk - highly commended


Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool - finalist


Towneley Hall, Burnley - finalist



Self Catering Award sponsored by Links Signs and Graphics


Coast Apartments, Blackpool - winner JOINT WINNERS


Martin Lane Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Burscough - winner


Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton - highly commended


Bronte School House, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale - finalist



Caravan Holiday Park & Holiday Village Award sponsored by KPMG


Sunset Park, Hambleton - winner


Claylands Park, Garstang - highly commended


Bay View Holiday Park, Carnforth - finalist


Windy Harbour Holiday Park, Poulton-le Fylde - finalist



Business Tourism Award sponsored by Virgin Trains


Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green - winner


Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel - highly commended


The Midland, Morecambe - finalist


Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool - finalist



Best Tourism Event of the Year sponsored by Fat Media


Blackpool Illuminations - winner


Battle of Britain 1940s Weekend, Lytham - second Place


Clitheroe Food Festival - third Place



Best Visitor Experience of the Year sponsored by Blackpool International Airport


WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Nr Ormskirk - winner


Grand Theatre, Blackpool - finalist


Treasure Trails Lancashire - finalist


Walkabout Theatre, The Dukes, Lancaster - finalist



Outstanding Customer Service Award


Michael Gore, Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel - winner


Jessica Brookes, Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel - highly commended


Team at Morecambe Visitor Information Centre - finalist


Management Team at Stanley House Hotel - finalist



Taste Lancashire Award


The Redwell Inn, Carnforth - winner


The Midland, Morecambe - finalist


Toast Cafe Bar & Grill, Blackpool - finalist


The Villa, Clitheroe - finalist


Ye Old Sparrowhawk, Burnley - finalist



Visitor Information Provider Award


The Visit Garstang Centre - winner


Blackburn Visitor Centre - finalist


Lancaster Visitor Information Centre - finalist


Discover Pendle Centre - finalist



Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by First Transpennine Express


Best Western Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho - winner


Blackpool Zoo - finalist


Caldertop Cottage, Preston - finalist


Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green - finalist



Access for All Award sponsored by Eclipse Developments


Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool - winner


World Horse Welfare Penny Farm, Nr Blackpool - highly commended


Meadowcroft Barn B&B, Edgworth - finalist


Ribble Steam Railway, Preston - finalist



Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Workhouse Creative Marketing*


Opening Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Preston - winner


Opening Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool - highly commended


Merlin and the Legend of Arthur marketing, The Dukes, Lancaster - finalist


Pendle Walking Festival, Pendle Borough Council - finalist


Making a Difference Award*


Victoria Fellowes - winner JOINT WINNERS


Marketing Manager, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre


Bernard Gladstone - winner


Volunteer Archivist, The Dukes, Lancaster


Brenda Atkinson - highly commended


Volunteer/Preston Guild Co-ordinator Preston City Council


Brian Hall - highly commended


Volunteer Conservationist, Burnley

*These award categories do not progress to national awards

Most of the winners will now progress to the national awards, to compete against other destination winners for a VisitEngland Award for Excellence 2012.

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