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VY Tourism Awards 2014 310314

4:12pm 31st March 2014

Visit York has announced the five finalists who will battle it out for the prestigious title of York’s best bed and breakfast in the 2014 Visit York Tourism Awards.  These Awards recognise the cream of the crop in tourism across the city who will be honoured in a glittering awards ceremony at York Racecourse in May, with Minster FM hosting the event.
Tourism Ambassador Damian Cruden announced the finalists today as follows:

  • The Bar Convent
  • Bishops
  • Carlton House
  • Deighton Lodge
  • The Golden Fleece

Damian Cruden, Artistic Director at York Theatre Royal, helped announce the winners today and said, ‘We’ve all got fond memories of a place we stayed where the owners made us feel very special.  It’s so important for all of us in business in the city that our visitors have a happy and comfortable stay and I’d like to personally congratulate our five finalists and wish them all the best of luck.’
For the first time, York’s best B&B will be decided upon by the great British public. Finalists will be uploaded online and a nationwide Twitter and Facebook campaign has been launched today to encourage votes for the five finalists at or, using the hashtag #faveyorkbnb.  Votes can also be made at
Kate McMullen, Head of Visit York, said ‘York has a superb range of quality bed and breakfasts and this award will no doubt be fiercely contested.  It’s down to the public now to decide on the winner and we’re excited to find who this will be. In a growing global tourism market, it’s vitally important we recognise and acknowledge excellence to ensure York retains its competitive edge.’
A Black Tie Awards ceremony announcing all fourteen tourism awards winners will be held on Thursday 8th May in the nostalgic and unique setting of Station Hall at the National Railway Museum.   Winners will have the opportunity to then go forward to the regional White Rose Awards and national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Sponsors signed up to support the Awards are: Saville AV, FR Fowler and Son, Leeds Bradford International Airport, Morrell Middleton, Streamline Taxis, P&O Ferries and
And the Finalists are:
Visit York Tourism Awards 2014
Visitor Attraction of the Year – under 50,000 visitors
Goddards - National Trust
Quilt Museum and Gallery
York Cold War Bunker
York MotorSports Village
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Visitor Attraction of the Year – over 50,000 visitors
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens
Castle Howard
National Railway Museum
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
York Maze
York Racecourse
Visitor Experience of the Year
JORVIK Viking Festival
Mallard75, National Railway Museum
York Cycle Tour - Scoot Cycling Holidays
Hallowscream - York Maze
Shopping Experience of the Year
Monk Bar Model Shop
Pandora York
York’s CHOCOLATE Story
York Cocoa House
York Does Vintage - Now and Then Group
Conference Venue of the Year
The Merchant Taylors Hall
National Railway Museum
Novotel York
York Conferences (University of York)
York Racecourse
Hotel of the Year
Best Western York Pavilion Country House Hotel
The National Trust’s Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
Novotel York
The Parsonage Hotel & Spa
Raithwaite Hall
Caravan Park of the Year
Cawood Holiday Park
Naburn Lock Caravan Park
Robin Hood Caravan Park
Self Catering of the Year
The Dovecote Barns
High Dalby House Cottages
The Old Brewery
Old Gallery & Chamber Apartments
The Riverside - York
Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges & Shepherd Hut
Outstanding Customer Service Award
Greg Palmer – Best Western Monkbar Hotel
Marcus Naylor - The Golden Fleece
Sandra & David Wreglesworth - High Dalby House & Cottages
Jade Kelly - Holiday Inn York
Rebecca & Damian Palmer-Bunting - Robin Hood Caravan Park
Jeanette Hutchinson - York Marriott Hotel
Restaurant of the Year
El Piano
Lascelles Restaurant at the Parsonage Hotel & Spa
The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
The Raj
The Whippet Inn Steak and Ale House
Cafe/Tearoom of the Year
Crumbs Cupcakery
El Piano
York Cocoa House
Pub/Bar of the Year
The Golden Fleece
Guy Fawkes Inn
House of the Trembling Madness
The Three Tuns
The Whippet Inn Steak and Ale House
Bed and Breakfast of the Year
The Bar Convent
Carlton House
Deighton Lodge
The Golden Fleece
Tourism Ambassador
To be announced 8th May

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