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Revealed: Our EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards 2016 finalists

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:38 29 October 2016

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Photo : Steve Adams

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Photo : Steve Adams

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Judges have made their visits, compared their notes - and the results are in.

James Knight who runs the Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter.

Picture: James Bass

James Knight who runs the Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter. Picture: James Bass

The finalists in our EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards have now been chosen, after hundreds of entries were sifted through.

It is now less than a month until the glittering ceremony, when the best of the region’s thriving tourism industry is celebrated.

And the awards could not be more timely – last month, we revealed that the industry’s value had grown to a massive £3bn for the first time.

Nigel Pickover, editor of the EDP, said: “It is brilliant to see the list of our wonderful finalists – from thriving attractions to family favourite days out, there is truly something for everyone.

Flamingos at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve keeping cool in the water. Picture: Ian BurtFlamingos at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve keeping cool in the water. Picture: Ian Burt

“Tourism is key to our county and the wider region. Having topped the £3bn mark last year, the booming industry, and the thousands of workers behind it, is one we should all celebrate.

“Congratulations to our excellent finalists and thank you to our judges for making what must have been some very difficult decisions.”

The event takes place at Potters Resort on Thursday, November 24, with a drinks reception sponsored by Paul Robinson Partnership. For tickets, contact Stephanie Griffin on 01603 772371.

For information, visit http://norfolk.tourismawards.co.uk
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The finalists

Camplings Linen Customer Care Award

Anthea Aldis – The Cliff Hotel

Nathan Barnett – Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

Leadership team – Thorpe Forest, Forest Holidays

Kingsley Healthcare Golden Years Award

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Norwich Theatre Royal

Cinema City

Norfolk Country Cottages Best Self Catering Establishment

East View Farm Holiday Cottages - Plum Tree Cottage

Tower House

Luxurious Cottages - The Brambles Cottage

Norwich Print Solutions Best Independent Hotel

The Assembly House

The Norfolk Mead Hotel

The Maids Head Hotel

Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

North Norfolk Railway

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

Museum of the Broads Trust

Paint me Ceramics

Time and Tide, Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Willerby Holiday Homes Holiday Park and Village of the Year

Woodland Holiday Park

Woodhill Park

Searles Leisure Resort

Dann’s Norfolk Dairy Ice Cream Family Tourism Event of the Year

Old Buckenham Airshow

Dalegate Christmas Market

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park, Pleasurewood Chills

Lloyds Best Food and Drink Tourism Attraction

The White Horse, Brancaster

Green Pastures

The Assembly House

Broads Tourism Broads National Park Tourism Business of the Year Award

Norfolk Broads Direct

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Waveney River Centre

Take One Media Best Marketing Award

The Maids Head Hotel

Wroxham Barns

Potters Resort

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