News – Best of North Yorkshire tourism honoured

The very best in Yorkshire tourism has been honoured at The White Rose Awards. 

At a ceremony in Leeds last night, gold, silver and bronze awards were handed out to establishments across the region, with North Yorkshire companies and organisations picking up a high percentage. York fared particularly well in the International Tourism category, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze. FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award GOLD: The Deep, Hull SILVER: Hull Truck Theatre

BRONZE: Cottage in the Dales, Leyburn Arts & Culture Award GOLD: Hull Truck Theatre

SILVER: Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hull BRONZE: Emma Stothard Sculpture, Whitby B&B and Guest House of the Year

GOLD: The Barn, Monk Fryston SILVER: Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge BRONZE: Woodlands Farm, Northallerton

Business Events Venue of the Year GOLD: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton SILVER: The Grand, York

BRONZE: Inox – The University of Sheffield Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year GOLD: Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton

SILVER: Vale of Pickering Caravan Park BRONZE: Patrington Haven Leisure Park Hull Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave SILVER: Fodder, Harrogate BRONZE: Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Experience of the Year GOLD: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull SILVER: YORTOURS, Harrogate

BRONZE: Leeds Cookery School  Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award GOLD: Manor House Lindley, Lindley

SILVER: The Star Inn at Harome BRONZE: Estbek House, Whitby International Tourism Award

GOLD: Castle Howard, York SILVER: Visit York BRONZE: The Grand, York

Large Hotel of the Year GOLD: The Grand, York SILVER: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

BRONZE: Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract Large Visitor Attraction of the Year GOLD: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

SILVER: York Maze BRONZE: RSPB Bempton Cliffs New Tourism Business Award

GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull BRONZE: Bonus Arena, Hull

Producers and Makers Award GOLD: York Emporium SILVER: Puckett’s Pickles, York

BRONZE: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull Pub of the Year GOLD: The Durham Ox, Crayke

SILVER: The Millers Bar, Brighouse BRONZE: The George and Dragon, Richmond Self -Catering Accommodation of the Year

GOLD: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington SILVER: Brompton Lakes, Richmond BRONZE: Smallshaw Cottages & Spa, Sheffield

Small Hotel of the Year GOLD: Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant, York SILVER: The Wensleydale Heifer, Leyburn

BRONZE: Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough Small Visitor Attraction of the Year GOLD: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, Hunmanby

SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull BRONZE: Go Ape Dalby Taste of England Award

GOLD: The Star Inn at Harome SILVER: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes BRONZE: The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

Tourism Event Award GOLD: Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival SILVER: Hallowscream at York Maze

BRONZE: Springtime Live, Harrogate Hosted by former Emmerdale actor Natalie Anderson and broadcaster Rich Williams the glitzy ceremony is the largest celebration of tourism in the UK.  Organisers say this year’s event was the biggest and best yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before; 103 finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories with a number of brand-new awards including Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism and an International Tourism Award added to the list, reflecting the way our industry is moving forward. 

Chair of Judges Elaine Lemm: 

“What a night! It’s been fantastic to see all these wonderful businesses who work so hard giving visitors to Yorkshire the best experience possible and ultimately keep them coming back year on year. These businesses go above and beyond, and it’s been brilliant to see them get the recognition they deserve. 

The partnership with Visit England means most of tonight’s winners go through to the national finals and I’m certain from the incredible standard we’ve had here tonight we’ll be seeing many national awards coming home to Yorkshire!”

Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire, Peter Box: 

‘I couldn’t have been prouder to have been a part of tonight’s White Rose Awards to see the very best in Yorkshire tourism honoured for their huge amount of hard work and dedication to making Yorkshire one of the best places to visit in the world!

Every single winner whether they got a bronze, silver or gold should be incredibly proud!’  

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