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Eight Beautiful South Finalists go through to the 2014 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

On 1 April 2014 VisitEngland announced the finalists for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014. The Awards celebrate the very best England has to offer and the winners of this prestigious accolade will be announced the Award Ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 12 May.

Peter Colling, Tourism South East, said ‘We are delighted that 8 of our Beautiful South Awards winners have made it through as finalists in the Visit England’s national Tourism Excellence Awards. It really shows that the South East has some of the very best tourism businesses in the country. Our magnificent 8 are the cream of the crop. It takes a fantastic amount of hard work and dedication to achieve the top five in their category in England. We are now looking forward to celebrating gold with our finalists at the Award ceremony on the 12th May.’

Regional winners for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are rigorously assessed by independent assessors and judged by a board of tourism industry experts. Carefully chosen by a judging panel, the finalists represent the finest in the industry and include a wealth of attractions, accommodation providers, tourism experiences, Tourist Information Centres and businesses that have shown complete dedication to developing the excellent standards of English tourism. Each finalist is guaranteed to receive either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended in their category.  

To register your interest in the 2014/2015 Beautiful South Awards, to be launched soon, email

2014 Beautiful South Finalists

Access for All Tourism Award                                  

Jurys Inn Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex

Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year

Hoburne Bashley
New Milton, Hampshire

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Corner Cottage, Nettlecombe Farm Holidays, Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Chiltern Open Air Museum
St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre
Faversham, Kent

Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year

Kester House Bed & Breakfast
Sedlescombe, East Sussex

Tourism Pub of the Year

The Feathered Nest Country Inn
Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire

Tourism Event of the Year

Beaulieu International Autojumble
Beaulieu, Hampshire