Cornwall has been named as Britain's best destination for holidaymakers for the seventh year in a row at.

The county won the Best UK Holiday Destination award was announced on Wednesday night at the British Travel Awards 2015 gala dinner at Battersea Evolution in London.

Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall, said: “Well done Cornwall. To be named as the nation’s favourite holiday destination for seven years is a truly incredible achievement.”

“Each and every person involved in tourism in Cornwall should be proud of this award. It represents strength in our product, brand and future and is a powerful message to be able to shout across the world.

“Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Cornwall’s success and of course, to those who voted.”

Making it an impressive triple gold win for Cornwall the Eden Project also won Best UK Leisure Attraction for a fifth year and Bude was victorious as Best UK Coastal Resort.

Mark Hibbard, tourism officer and a director of Bude Area Tourist Board, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted with this award. All the vision and local investment that is going into the Bude area – creating new places to eat, places to stay and exciting things to do for visitors to Bude, is clearly appealing to day visitors and holiday visitors alike.”

“The fact that this award is voted for by visitors makes it all the more special. We represent many Bude tourism businesses working together to provide a thriving and continually improving visitor destination – we look forward to welcoming even more visitors in 2016!”

The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. Categories span all types of holiday experience from transport and accommodation to customer service and the winners are decided by public vote. The 2015 edition of the British Travel Awards attracted 1 million votes from over 250,000 voters.