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Tuesday 2 December 2014

Awards joy for Cheshire East’s tourist attractions


Cheshire East attractions have scooped top prizes at a prestigious tourism awards ceremony.

Marketing Cheshire’s 2014 Annual Awards named Peckforton Castle Hotel, near Bunbury, as large hotel of the year.  In the same category, the Best Western Manor House Hotel in Alsager was highly commended.

Tatton Park was named large visitor attraction of the year, an accolade it also won in the 2014 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Kerridge End Holiday Cottages in Rainow, near Macclesfield, on the fringes of the Peak District National Park, were named as self-catering holiday provider.

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa won the accolade for the best tourism marketing project for its 'Summer at The Mere – Served to Perfection' campaign, which was created to promote its involvement in the annual Boodles Tennis tournament.

And the staff of the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre near Goostrey was named as team of the year.

The winners were announced at an awards dinner held at Chester Racecourse on November 27, 2014.

Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “I congratulate the businesses who have won awards for their hard work and enterprise.

“This success underlines the fact that Cheshire East is a visitor destination that delivers a fantastic tourism experience.

“Thanks to this, our earnings from visitors are growing in value and now contribute £737m to our economy, up by 35 per cent since 2009.

“Visitors from the UK and abroad come here to enjoy our beautiful countryside, excellent hotels and fine restaurants. And the quality and service offered by our award winning businesses will make sure that they return many times.”

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