North East England Tourism Awards

The awards play a  major role in showcasing the fantastic range of high quality experiences in the North East and are FREE for tourism businesses to enter.

The awards have had a hugely positive impact on tourism in the North East, providing a benchmark for all businesses to aspire to and delivering significant benefits to shortlisted and winning businesses alike. By taking part it can raise the profile of businesses and help to improve business performance in terms of turnover, profitability, quality, sustainability, staff morale and customer satisfaction.

Shortlist announced for North East England Tourism Awards 2023

(in alphabetical order)

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Life Science Centre
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Sunderland Empire
  • The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • Market Cross Guest House
  • The Bosk
  • Tynemouth 61 Guesthouse & Tea Room

Business Events Venue of the Year

  • The Common Room
  • The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
  • Venues at Northumbria University

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Glamping Site
  • Hesleyside Huts
  • Hillside Huts & Cabins
  • Teesdale Cheesemakers Limited

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Destination
  • Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages
  • Laverock Law Cottages and Glamping

Experience of the Year

  • Falconry Days
  • La Chocolatrice
  • The Escape Key
  • Valhalla North Axe Throwing

Large Hotel of the Year

  • Doxford Hall Hotel & Aqueous Spa
  • Newton Hall and Cabin Walk
  • Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
  • The Alnwick Garden
  • Whitehouse Farm Centre

New Tourism Business Award

  • Hillside Huts & Cabins
  • Overland Adventures
  • Schoolhouse Fenwick
  • The Greenhead Hotel

Pub of the Year

  • The Apple Inn
  • The Greenhead Hotel
  • The Joiners Arms

Resilience and Innovation Award

  • Langley Castle Hotel
  • The Common Room
  • The Escape Key
  • Valhalla North Axe Throwing

Self-Catering Accommodation Provider of the Year

  • Breamish Valley Cottages
  • Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages
  • Mains Cottages/Shepherds Retreats
  • Till Fishing Holidays
  • Vindomora Country Lodges

Small Hotel of the Year

  • Langley Castle Hotel
  • Lord Crewe Arms
  • Seaham Hall Hotel
  • The Lord Crewe

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Newham Grange Farm
  • Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours
  • Stephenson Steam Railway
  • Tees Barrage International White-Water Centre & Air Trail

Taste of North East England

  • Dobson & Parnell
  • Seaham Hall Hotel
  • Teesdale Cheesemakers Limited

Unsung Hero Award

  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter – Sally Razack
  • Project Escape Ltd and Putter Chaos Adventure Golf – Nick Rodgers
  • Seaham Hall Hotel – Caroline May
  • Spanish City – Mohamed Kamal
  • The County Restaurant – Samantha Brown

The North East England Tourism Awards 2023 are being run in partnership with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Eligible winners of the awards will automatically feed into the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, ensuring the promotion of the best of the region on a national stage.