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Shortlist announced for Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards


The shortlist has been announced for the 2019 Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards.

Organised by the area’s official tourist board, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, and supported by the University of Derby and the European Regional Development Fund, the awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievement in the Peak District and Derbyshire’s valuable tourism sector.

Finalists have been shortlisted across 11 categories celebrating different aspects of the visitor economy – from attractions and accommodation providers to unique experiences and great places to eat and drink.

Categories also champion accessible and sustainable tourism, highlighting businesses who are setting an inspirational and influential example.

Shortlisted businesses will be mystery-shopped and rigorously-judged by an expert panel, with the winners announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in early 2020.

All Gold award winners will be presented with a luxury engraved award designed and made by Derbyshire-based C W Sellors Fine Jewellery, whilst Silver and Bronze winners will each receive a certificate identifying them as one of the area’s best tourism businesses.

In a further boost, Gold award winners from each category will also automatically progress into the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, which represent the highest accolades in English tourism.

Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, said: “Congratulations to our shortlisted businesses, who have successfully reached the final stage of our search for the best of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s tourism industry.”

“We’re proud to be shining a light on some of the most successful and committed tourism businesses in the area, who are a great reflection of the quality and vitality of tourism in the Peak District and Derbyshire.”

“We look forward to celebrating with our finalists and partners at the awards ceremony next year.”

Chris Sellors, Managing Director of C W Sellors Fine Jewellery, said: “As a manufacturing business that is passionate about delivering success and promoting our wonderful area, C W Sellors is delighted to be once again working with the team at Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire to deliver a unique design and production of their local business awards.”

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The Shortlist

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Croft Bungalow Accessible Holiday Let, Birchover
  • Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington
  • Hope Cross Cottage at Vicarage Farm, Wheston

B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • Grendon Bed & Breakfast, Buxton
  • Underleigh House, Hope

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

  • Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club Site
  • Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington
  • Landal Darwin Forest, Matlock

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington
  • The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley

Experience of the Year

  • Acclimbatize Ltd
  • Live for the Hills Ltd
  • Pure Outdoor Ltd

Hotel of the Year

  • CASA Hotel, Chesterfield
  • Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa, Chesterfield
  • The Peacock at Rowsley

New Tourism Business Award

  • myGuidedWalks Ltd
  • Tagg Lane Dairy Ltd, Monyash
  • White Peak Distillery, Ambergate

Pub of the Year

  • Rowley’s at the Prince of Wales Village Pub & Restaurant, Baslow
  • The Devonshire Arms, Beeley
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Ashford Mill, Ashford-in-the-Water
  • Peak District Holidays Ltd, Matlock Bath
  • Peak Venues – Redhurst Barn, Wetton

Taste of the Peak District & Derbyshire

  • Fischer’s Baslow Hall
  • The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow
  • The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Chatsworth
  • Haddon Hall
  • Matlock Farm Park

Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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