Last week we delighted and surprised to win the Visit York Small Attraction of the Year for 2016. Vanessa was delighted to receive the award from Lady Gibson at the Annual Tourism Award ceremony at the Railway Museum on the 26th May.
She was interviewed afterwards by David Dunning of Minster FM and you can see the full interview here.
The award was open to attractions that have less than 50,000 visitors a year and was one of 14 awards presented on the night.
Now in their 19th year, the Visit York Tourism Awards celebrate individuals and companies who offer that extra special service and experience for York’s 6.8 million visitors, recognising and rewarding excellence in the city’s multi-million pound tourism sector. There was a fantastic turnout, attended by almost five hundred tourism businesses, as well as the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.
Kate McMullen, Head of Tourism, Make It York, said, ‘For our tourism sector to be successful York needs exceptional people, as well as exceptional businesses and this is what these tourism awards celebrate. Our panel of independent judges has spent many hours analysing the entrants supported by a dedicated team of mystery shoppers. It is a testament to the quality of businesses in York that we’ve seen such a high standard this year and such close scoring. We’d like to congratulate all our winners and finalists.’
All our regular visitors know that Stillingfleet Lodge Garden is a hidden gem, so it was lovely to be recognised by Visit York and to get excellent feedback from the mystery shopper.