June 10, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The winners of the 2010/11 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards have now been announced.

The winners took centre stage yesterday at the tourist board's most hotly contested awards ceremony to date, which was held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and presented by TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan!

With more award categories and more entrants than ever before it truly shows the greatness and high quality Lancashire has to offer to all of its visitors.

We won't keep you waiting any longer … The winners and highly commended were announced as follows:

Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year Sponsored by VisitBlackpool
Winner: Number One, South Beach, Blackpool
Highly Commended: Langtry's Blackpool

Access for All Tourism Award Sponsored by Tourism For All
Winner: Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Complex, Langho

Sustainable Tourism Award Sponsored by Business Link
Winner: Clough Bottom Farm Cottages, Bashall Eaves
Highly Commended: Caldertop Cottage, Garstang

Small Hotel of the Year Sponsored by Lancashire County Council
Winner: The Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Highly Commended: The Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping

Large Hotel of the Year Sponsored by Welcome to Excellence
Winner: Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel

Best Tourism Event of the Year Sponsored by Fat Media
Top Three voted by public vote
Winner - 1940s Wartime Weekend, East Lancashire Railway
2nd Place World Fireworks Championships, Blackpool
3rd Place Festival Bowland

Online Marketing Award Sponsored by New Mind
Winner: Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool
Highly Commended: The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Taste Lancashire Award Sponsored by Made in Lancashire and Food North West
Winner: The Highwayman, Burrow
Highly Commended: Greens Bistro, Lytham St Annes

Best Tourism Experience of the Year Sponsored by Blackpool International Airport
Winner: Go Ape! Rivington
Highly Commended: Martin Mere Swan Spectacular, Nr Ormskirk

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year Sponsored by KPMG
Winner: Newton Hall Holiday Centre, Blackpool

Business Tourism Award of the Year Sponsored by Virgin Trains
Winner: Stanley House, Mellor
Highly Commended: The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Self Catering Award The Northwest Regional Development Agency
Winner: The Old Shippon at Mellor
Highly Commended: Martin Lane Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Burscough

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Sponsored by Workhouse Marketing
Winner: Clitheroe Castle and Museum

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Sponsored by University of Central Lancashire
Winner: Blackpool Zoo
Highly Commended: Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool

A big congratulations to all of the winners!