Cumbria tourist attractions vie for top awards
Some of Cumbria's best-loved tourist attractions are looking for public support as they go head-to-head for a top award.
Cumbria Tourism is asking the public to help decide the winner of this year’s Tourism Event of the Year, by voting for their favourite shortlisted event in the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards.
The finalists for the prestigious honour are Eden Arts' Winter Droving Christmas festival; the Go Herdwick Public Arts Trail run by the Lake District Calvert Trust; the World of Beatrix Potter's Where is Peter Rabbit Production and Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary programme which was spearheaded by The National Trust.
The winner will be announced at a celebratory evening at Cartmel Racecourse in south Cumbria on June 21 along with the successful entrants in 16 other award categories.
The event will be hosted by stand-up comedian Cally Beaton who is also senior vice president of the Viacom International Media Network and founder of Road Trip Media executive coaching company.
She said: "I am thrilled to be hosting such a prestigious awards ceremony for Cumbria and look forward to meeting the very best of the county’s tourism businesses.
"The area is renowned for its fantastic hospitality, local delicacies and of course its stunning scenery - and I am personally very excited to be sampling it for myself. Good luck to all the businesses involved."
Voting closes on Monday June 5 when all the votes will be counted and the winner decided.
Vote online at www.golakes.co.uk/prize-draws/ct-events-awards.aspx
Tickets for the final cost £75 + VAT and can be bought online from the Cumbria Tourism website. To find out more about the Cumbria Tourism Awards visit www.cumbriatourism.org/awards