The winners of the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards 2022
- Credit: Matthew Jones Photogrphy
Awards aren’t everything. There are plenty of fabulous pubs, visitor attractions, restaurants, cafes, hotels, B&Bs and the like dotted across our stunning county that have not won, or even entered, awards but are nevertheless stunning places to visit.
However, there is definitely an element of kudos and reputation enhancement in being named best-in-class in your field.
Awards offer deserved recognition of the amazing local businesses across Derbyshire and rightly celebrate their achievements and boost confidence amongst potential customers that theirs is a great place to visit.
Earlier this month, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire (Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire) - the region’s official destination management organisation dedicated to promoting the area nationally and internationally – hosted the Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards at the four-star Casa Hotel in Chesterfield.
The awards are designed to shine a light and celebrate the best of Derbyshire’s thriving tourism industry.
Headline sponsors of the prestigious event was Derbyshire-based C W Sellors Fine Jewellery and Luxury Watches.
Jo Dilley, managing director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, said: ‘Following two years of unprecedented challenges, we’re delighted to recognise the inspirational businesses and passionate individuals who continually raise the bar of the Peak District and Derbyshire’s world-class visitor offer.
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‘Not only does our tourism industry offer incredible experiences for those who holiday here, it supports thousands of local jobs and makes a vital contribution to the local economy, helping to make the Peak District and Derbyshire such a great place to live, work and visit.
‘This year’s awards are also a timely reminder of the determination, innovation and commitment of our local businesses who have worked incredibly hard to adapt and rebuild, and to continue to provide visitors with a first-class welcome.’
Here are just a few of the winners from the night, all of which were announced as Gold winners despite strong competition and will now go on to represent the county at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022.
Why not give them a go when you’re next making plans with family and friends?
PEAK DISTRICT & DERBYSHIRE TOURISM AWARDS GOLD WINNERS
Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Croft Bungalow Accessible Holiday Let, Birchover
B&B and Guest House of the Year
Grendon Bed & Breakfast, Buxton
Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
Landal Sandybrook, Ashbourne
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
Pure Outdoor Ltd
Experience of the Year
Pure Outdoor Ltd
Hotel of the Year
Rafters at Riverside House, Ashford-in-the-Water
New Tourism Business Award
Manor House Farm Cottages, Sheldon
Pub of the Year
The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year
Stainsborough Hall, near Wirksworth
Taste of the Peak District & Derbyshire Award
Fischer’s Baslow Hall
Visitor Attraction of the Year
Matlock Farm Park, Matlock