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.

The awards play a major role in showcasing the diverse and innovative businesses in North East England.

Full list of winners for the North East England Tourism Awards 2024

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

GOLD: The Alnwick Garden
SILVER: Northumberland National Park Authority
BRONZE: Spectrum Holidays
JOINT HIGHLY COMMENDED: Seventeen Nineteen; Vindomora Country Lodges

Business Events Venue of the Year:

GOLD: Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
SILVER: Event Durham, Durham University
BRONZE: Newcastle Civic Centre, Banqueting Suite

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year:

GOLD: Hadrian’s Wall Campsite
SILVER: Vindomora Country Lodges
BRONZE: Woodland Chase Glamping

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award:

GOLD: Northumberland Zoo
SILVER: Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages
BRONZE: Dalton Park

Experience of the Year:

GOLD: Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours
SILVER: Blackfriars Cookery School
BRONZE: Athey’s Moor Flying School

Large Hotel of the Year:

GOLD: Rockliffe Hall Hotel
SILVER: Matfen Hall
BRONZE: Hotel Indigo Durham

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year:

GOLD: Whitehouse Farm Centre
SILVER: Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
BRONZE: Northumberland Zoo
JOINT HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hall Hill Farm; Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

New Tourism Business of the Year:

GOLD: The Hiddle Hut
SILVER: Holiday Inn, Sunderland City Centre
BRONZE: Seventeen Nineteen

Pub of the Year:

GOLD: The Beresford Arms
SILVER: The Joiners Arms
BRONZE: Twice Brewed Inn

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year:

GOLD: Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages
SILVER: Honeybee Cottage
BRONZE: Chesters Stables

Small Hotel of the Year:

GOLD: Seaham Hall
SILVER: Langley Castle Hotel
BRONZE: South Causey Inn

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year:

GOLD: The Spanish Gallery
SILVER: Kielder Observatory
BRONZE: Falconry Days

Taste of North East England Award:

GOLD: Blackfriars Restaurant
SILVER: The Old Boathouse
BRONZE: The Lord Crewe

Unsung Hero:

GOLD: Duncan Wise, Northumberland National Park Authority
SILVER: Michelle Kindleysides, Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award:

Vera: TV Series and Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera book series.