The best in Welsh tourism was unveiled last night at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015.
It was a particularly successful night for south west Wales with Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Kilgetty named as the Best Day Out in Wales and Llanelli’s Sosban named as the Best Place to Eat in the large restaurant category. Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire won Best Place to Stay Self-Catering and Glangwili Mansion in Carmarthen won Best Place to Stay Guest Accommodation. The Grove in Narberth also took home the Tourism Skills Development award for its dedication to staff training and Dinefwr Literature Festival won Best Small Event in Wales.
North Wales fared well too with Wales Rally GB named Best Large Event in Wales and family run pub The Bee Inn in Colwyn Bay winning Best Place to Eat Pub. Sean Taylor, the owner and director of Zip World in Bethesda, was named as Wales’ Rising Tourism Star for his work in putting North Wales on the adventure tourism map.
Mid Wales now boasts the Best Hotel and the Best Place to Eat Small Restaurant with Ynyshir Hall in Machynlleth picking up both accolades. The Bakers’ Table in Talgarth Mill won Best Place to Eat Café and Wye Valley Canoes and Pen Y Garth Lodge Park both picked up Best Place to Stay awards in the hostels, bunkhouses and alternative accommodation category and the holiday, touring and camping parks category respectively.
The awards, staged by Visit Wales, in commercial partnership with Quadrant Media and Communications in Cardiff, recognise and reward the very best in Welsh tourism. They were held in the Vale Resort in Hensol in front of a crowd of hundreds from all across Wales.
The full list of winners for the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015 can be viewed at www.ntawales.com/english/categories/