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National Tourism Awards for Wales 2013

National Tourism Awards for Wales 2013

National Tourism Awards

A record number of Welsh tourism businesses entered this year’s National Tourism Awards for Wales, with 59 now shortlisted for the prestigious awards.

The awards are staged by Visit Wales, in partnership with the Wales Tourism Alliance and in commercial partnership with Quadrant Media and Communications, to recognise and reward the very best in Welsh tourism.


A panel of independent judges whittled down the entries received into the announced shortlist. The finalists from that shortlist will be unveiled at the National Tourism Awards for Wales awards ceremony at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on 21 November 2013, where the overall winners will be crowned.


The only category still open for voting is Favourite Best Place to Eat, where the public will decide the overall winners. The shortlist created by the judges opens for public voting on Thursday 20 June.


There are three sub-categories for Favourite Best Place to Eat – pub, restaurant and café. Votes can be cast on the National Tourism Awards’ website.


The finalists are as follows:

Best Event

•Abergavenny Food Festival, Abergavenny
•World Alternative Games, Llanwyrtyd Wells
•Always Aim High Events Ltd, Caernarfon


Best Place to Eat – Café

•The Old Station, Tintern
•The Bakers' Table, Talgarth
•Caffi Florence, Mold
•Quayside Tearoom, Lawrenny

Best Place to Eat – Pub

•The Bell at Skenfrith, Abergavenny
•The Cricketers, Cardiff
•Y Ffarmers, Aberystwyth
•Bryn Tyrch Inn Limited, Conwy
•The Stackpole Inn, Pembrokeshire

Best Place to Eat – Restaurant

•Llansantffraed Court, Abergavenny
•The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny
•The Checkers - Restaurant with Rooms, Montgomery
•The Falcondale Hotel and Restaurant, Lampeter
•Signatures Restaurant, Conwy
•Tyddyn Llan, Denbighshire
•Sosban Ltd, Llanelli
•The Grove Narberth, Pembrokeshire


Best Place to Stay – Guest Accommodation

•Nanteos Mansion, Aberystwyth
•Escape Boutique B&B, Llandudno
•Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthne

Best Place to Stay – Holiday, touring and camping parks

•Plassey Holiday Park, Wrexham
•Llwynifan Farm, South Wales Caravan Park, Llanelli
•Quay West Holiday Park, New Quay


Best Place to Stay – bunkhouses, hostels and alternative

•Hidden Valley Yurts, Chepstow
•Cosy Under Canvas, Newchurch
•Trellyn Woodland Camping, Haverfordwest

Best Place to Stay – Hotel

•Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan
•Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Llandudno
•St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

Best Place to Stay – Self Catering

•Lon Lodges, Rhayader
•Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens and Cottages, Isle of Anglesey
•Ffynnon Gron, Pembrokeshire

Best Visitor Experience

•Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
•Zip World, Gwynedd
•Celtic Quest Coasteering, Haverfordwest

Business Tourism Operator

•Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
•Venue Cymru, Llandudno
•Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire

Most Successful Tourism Team

•Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl
•Gwesty Cymru, Aberystwyth
•Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel and Spa, Anglesey
•Folly Farm Leisure Limited, Pembrokeshire

Regional Tourism Award

•Doctor Who Experience, BBC Worldwide, Cardiff Bay
•Welsh Whisky Company, Aberdare
•Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Aberystwyth
•Y Talbot, Tregaron
•Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, Porthmadog
•National Slate Museum, Llanberis
•Dan-yr-Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Swansea
•Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthne

Technology in Tourism Award

•Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
•Your Tourism Community Ltd, Llanrwst
•Celtic Quest Coasteering, Haverfordwest

Young Entrepreneur Award

•Llanerch Vineyard, Pontyclun nr. Cardiff – Ryan Davies
•Adventure Beyond, Llandysul – Jethro Moore
•RibRide, Anglesey – Phil Scott & Tom Ashwell

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