Truro Cathedral was packed with Cornish tourism and business industry members this week as part of the 22 annual Cornwall Tourism Awards.

On Thursday, November 23 64 awards were presented following a performance from Off the Wall Aerial Dance Circus and a presentation from former hotelier Amanda Winwood, the owner of Made for Life Organics.

Falmouth Packet: This pair celebrates their award! This pair celebrates their award! (Image: Nick Williams Photographer)Awards covered everything from accommodation and attractions to food and drink and activities, with an ever-wider range of visitor experiences amongst the winners. There were also awards for an increasing number of businesses in the all-important new tourism business, sustainable tourism and accessible tourism categories.

Two special awards were announced, the first being the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award for the Minack Theatre’s Zoe Curnow and the second being the final award of the night – the Winner of Winners award for Via Ferrata Cornwall.

Falmouth Packet: Winners celebrate their achievements Winners celebrate their achievements (Image: Nick Williams Photographer)Winners in most categories will now be considered for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards to be presented at Exeter University in March 2024 and possibly invited to represent Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the 2024 national VisitEngland Awards.

Awards organiser Robin Barker added: “Just when you think you’ve seen it all this fabulous industry surprises you with more innovation and invention, and with businesses that never cease to amaze. 

"Huge congratulations to everyone, on being – and continuing to be – the best.”

The following list reveals the winners of each category including who came in second and third place:

Accessible And Inclusive Tourism Award, sponsored by Access Cornwall

Gold - Trevassack Holidays, Helston

Silver - Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell and Sara’s Cottage, Truro

Café And Casual Dining Award, sponsored by Made for Life Organics

Gold - Flory Restaurant, Bodmin

Silver - Boscastle Farm Shop, Boscastle

Camping And Caravanning Park Of The Year, sponsored by

Gold - Gwinear Camping and Fishing, Newquay

Silver - Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts, Newquay

Bronze - Maker Camp, Maker Heights, Millbrook

Dog-Friendly Business Of The Year Sponsored By Wildanet

Gold - Kilminorth, Looe

Silver - Karma St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly

Bronze - The Valley Cottages, Carnon Downs and The Woodland Collection, Hayle. 

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award, Sponsored By Cornwall Association Of Tourist Attractions

Gold - Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling, Carbis Bay

Silver - Watergate Bay Hotel, Watergate Bay

Bronze - Kernock Cottages Cornwall, Saltash

Experience Of The Year, Sponsored By Agi

Gold - Gin & Vodka Masterclass - Colwith Farm Distillery, Lostwithiel

 Silver - Taster Session – The Tide Climbing Centre, Wadebridge and The Coasteer – Bare Feet Coasteer, Newquay

Bronze - History Tour - Falmouth Uncovered, Falmouth

Glamping Business of The Year, Sponsored By Anytime Booking

Gold - Lydcott Glamping , Looe

Silver - Ekopod, Launceston

Holiday Park Of the Year, Sponsored By Tozers

Gold - Padstow Holiday Village, Padstow

Silver - The Park Cornwall, Mawgan Porth

Bronze - Tregoad Holiday Park, Looe


Sun Haven Holiday Park, Mawgan Porth

 Large Hotel Of The Year, Sponsored By Guestline

Gold - St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Silver - The Land’s End Hotel, Penzance

Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year, Sponsored By Nfu Mutual Central Cornwall

Gold - Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East

Silver - The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Bronze - Bodmin Jail Museum, Bodmin


Land’s End Landmark, Penzance

Tintagel Castle (English Heritage), Tintagel

 New Tourism Business Award, Sponsored by Saffron Academy

Gold - The Barn at Pengelly, Truro

Silver - The Coconut Chy, Newquay and Treworgie Barton Cottages, Bude

 Outstanding Contribution to Cornish Tourism, Sponsored by VisitCornwall

Zoe Curnow

Pub Of The Year, Sponsored By Quality In Tourism

Gold - The Peterville Inn, St Agnes

Silver - The Rising Sun Inn Altarnun, Launceston

Bronze - Trengilly Wartha Inn, Falmouth


The Wig & Pen, Truro

Restaurant Of The Year, Sponsored By Camel Valley

Gold - Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling, Carbis Bay

Silver - Fallowfields at Housel Bay Hotel, Lizard and Talland Bay Hotel, Looe

Bronze - Karma St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly

Self-Catering Accommodation Of The Year, Sponsored By Touch Stay

Gold - My Cottages in St Ives, St Ives

Silver - Lower Marsh Farm, Saltash and Sara’s Cottage, Truro

Bronze - Lambriggan Court, Truro


The Valley, Carnon Downs

Small Hotel of The Year, Sponsored By PKF Francis Clark

Gold - THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, Padstow

Silver - Talland Bay Hotel, Looe and The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

Bronze - Boskerris Hotel, St Ives and Tregarthen’s Hotel, Isles of Scilly

Small Visitor Attraction of The Year, Sponsored By Tregoad Holiday Park

Gold - Via Ferrata Cornwall, Penryn

Silver - Encounter Cornwall, Paddle Cornwall SUP, Golant

Bronze - Screech Owl Sanctuary & Animal Park, St Columb and The Tide Climbing Centre, Wadebridge


Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf, Newquay

 Tourism Event / Festival Of The Year, Sponsored By DCW Polymers

Gold - Heligan Night Garden - The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Silver - Porthleven Food Festival 2023, Porthleven

Bronze - Festival of Nature 2022, Isles of Scilly

Unsung Hero Award, Sponsored by Cornwall Airport Newquay

Ben Patrick, Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East

WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR, Sponsored by St Austell Printing Company

Gold - Kilminorth, Looe

Silver - The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Bronze - The Barn at Pengelly, Truro

Wildlife Friendly Tourism Business Award, Sponsored By Tevi In Association With Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Gold -Tregoad Holiday Park, Looe

Silver - The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Bronze - Lydcott Glamping , Looe


Screech Owl Sanctuary & Animal Park, St Columb, St Ives Holiday Village, St Ives and The Woodland Collection, Hayle.

Winners of Winners, Sponsored by Plymouth Business School

Via Ferrata Cornwall, Penryn

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