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In South East England we love to celebrate tourism excellence. On one hand it's very easy to do, as we have such an outstanding array of businesses that fit the bill! On the other hand, there are too many amazing businesses across the destination to acknowledge them all!

Each year the Beautiful South Awards celebrates the cream of the South East’s tourism industry, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze across the tourism industry in recognition for the work undertaken over the past year.  This year seems more poignant than ever, with the backdrop of Covid-19  pandemic and the difficult circumstances and the incredible lengths South East tourism businesses have gone to.

Take a look and discover what an award winning destination South East England is.  Why not include some of the award winners in your plans, you'll find a host of accomodation choices, attractions to visit, public houses, restaurants and afternoon tea's to enjoy.

Beautiful South Awards Winners 2020

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award sponsored by Welcome to Excellence

Gold - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Hampshire
Silver Stubcroft Farm Campsite, West Sussex
Silver - The D-Day Story, Hampshire
Bronze Gunwharf Quays, Hampshire

Business Events Venue of the Year sponsored by Visit Brighton

Gold - Devonshire Quarter, East Sussex
Silver Solent Conference Centre, Hampshire
Bronze - The Gallivant, East Sussex

Camping & Holiday Park of the Year sponsored by Tozers

Gold - Stubcroft Farm Campsite, West Sussex
Silver - Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire
Bronze - Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Hampshire
Bronze - Whitecliff Bay Holiday Village, Isle of Wight 

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Dog Friendly Business of the Year sponsored by Forthglade

Gold - Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
Silver - The Merry Harriers, Surrey
Bronze - The Courtyard & The Hedgerow at Wainhill, Oxfordshire

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by Quality in Tourism

Gold - Stubcroft Farm Campsite, West Sussex
Silver - Wallops Wood Cottages, Hampshire
Bronze - The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire
Commended - British Airways i360 Viewing Tower, East Sussex

Experience and Event of the Year sponsored by The Grand Brighton

Gold - Action Watersports, Kent
Silver - SeeSouthampton Tour Guides, Hampshire
Bronze - Hampshire Fare C.I.C, Hampshire

Action Sports, Kent

Glamping Business of the Year sponsored by Anytime Booking

Gold - Kits Coty Glamping, Kent
Silver - Swallowtail Hill, East Sussex
Bronze - Quex Livery Glamping Holidays, Kent
Commended - Worth Forest Glamping, West Sussex

Hotel of the Year sponsored by Hotel Perfect  

Gold - Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire
Gold - The Gallivant, East Sussex
Silver - The Beachcroft Hotel, West Sussex
Bronze - The Old Railway Station, Petworth, West Sussex
Commended - Village Hotel Portsmouth, Hampshire

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Saffery Champness

Gold - British Airways i360 Viewing Tower, East Sussex
Gold - Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex
Silver - Wellington Country Park, Berkshire
Bronze - Osborne, Isle of Wight
Commended - De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex

British Airways i360, Brighton

New Tourism Business Award sponsored by Worldpay 

Gold - The Courtyard & The Hedgerow at Wainhill, Oxfordshire
Silver - Camp Wight, Isle of Wight
Bronze - The Old Railway Station, Petworth, West Sussex

Pub of the Year sponsored by Stanlake Park Wine Estate  

Gold - The Blue Anchor, Crowborough, East Sussex
Silver - The Purefoy Arms, Hampshire
Bronze - The Chaser Inn, Kent
Commended - The Stage Door Pub, East Sussex

Restaurant, Café & Tearoom of the Year sponsored by Hoogly Tea  

Gold - Farmer, Butcher, Chef, West Sussex
Silver - The Gallivant, East Sussex
Bronze - Fresco DeliKafessen, Surrey
Commended - DQ Terrace Bar & Cafe, East Sussex
Commended - Vernon Cottage Tearoom, Tavern and Restaurant, Isle of Wight

Farmer, Butcher, Chef in West Sussex

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year sponsored by Quality in Tourism  

Gold - Riverside Lodge, Hampshire
Silver - The Chestnuts, Oxfordshire
Bronze - Heath Farm Holiday Cottages, Oxfordshire
Commended - Nettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight
Commended - Tapnell Manor & Farm Cottages, Isle of Wight 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Fallow and Fields

Gold - Steamship Shieldhall, Hampshire
Silver - Oxford Castle & Prison, Oxfordshire
Bronze - Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, East Sussex

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year sponsored by Jarrang  

Gold - Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, Berkshire
Silver - eforea Spa at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Hampshire

Tourism Innovation Award sponsored by Worldpay  

Commended - Fresco DeliKafessen, Surrey

Wedding Venue of the Year sponsored by Clockwork Marketing

Gold - Goodwood Estate, West Sussex
Silver - Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire
Silver - The Gallivant, East Sussex

Find out more about Beautiful South Awards and look out for the award logos on individual business pages.

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  1. SS Shieldhall

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    Boat Trip

    Southampton

    Shieldhall was laid down in October 1954 and entered service in October 1955. Built by Lobnitz & Co of Renfrew, she is of special interest as she was built on older classic lines with a traditional wheelhouse, of riveted and welded construction with

  2. Heath Farm Holiday Cottages

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    Self-Catering

    Chipping Norton

    Five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages, each sleeps 2 – 4 adults, lovingly converted old stone farm buildings set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland. An exquisite and tranquil base for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

  3. Kits Coty Glamping

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    Glamping

    Aylesford

    Ideally located close to both Maidstone and the Medway Towns our Shepherds Hut,Festival Tent and themed Bell Tents are perfect for short breaks,romantic getaways, or longer self-catering holidays in the Kent countryside.

  4. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    Museum

    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the…

  5. Hoburne Naish

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    Camping & Caravan Site

    New Milton

    Whether you want to relax in a luxury holiday lodge, spacious static caravan, chalet or apartment – you’ll love all that’s on offer.

  6. The Goodwood Hotel

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    Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

    Chichester

    The Goodwood Hotel, at the heart of the Goodwood Estate, is a flexible venue that offers a variety of room sizes and styles to accommodate your business needs.

  7. Wellington Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Riseley, Reading

    Wellington Country Park, ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, was established in 1974 by the Eighth Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading, Wellington Country Park…

  8. The Chestnuts

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    Self-Catering

    Burford

    Award winning, stylish Cotswold Cottage, exuding old world charm and luxury living. A perfect holiday haven – you’ll never want to leave. Sleeps up to 8; it has two lounges (one with inglenook fireplace), large dining area, kitchen equipped for the

  9. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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    Science Centre

    Morn Hill, Winchester

    Winchester Science Centre is more than a day out. It’s a chance to spark your children’s curiosity in science which could lead them on an exciting journey for life! Situated in the stunning South Downs National Park, this exciting family destination…

  10. Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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    Farm

    Billingshurst

    Award-winning Adventure Farm Park and open all year. Ideally suited for ages 2-11 years. Huge variety of animals, rides and attractions from the skating rink, to pony rides, toboggan run, bumper boats, theatre shows and much much more!

  11. Wallops Wood Cottages

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    Self-Catering

    Droxford

    Award-winning contemporary, ground-floor, self-catering cottages in a converted farm building perched on a hillside in the South Downs National Park, with stunning views. Designed with accessibility, families and pets in mind.

  12. The Courtyard at Wainhill

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    Bed & Breakfast

    Chinnor

    The Courtyard at Wainhill has two beautiful large en-suite rooms in a detached timber lodge which affords comfort and privacy. A delicious cooked breakfast is offered every morning. Pets are welcome and there is free private parking.

  13. The D-Day Story

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    Museum

    Portsmouth

    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944. It tells the unique personal stories behind this epic event. Also, home to the new fully restored only surviving D-Day Landing Craft LCT 7074, which is…

  14. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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    Museum

    Hastings

    Visit Hastings’ family-friendly and diverse Museum and Art Gallery for an exploration of art, heritage and history from around the world.

  15. Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

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    Hotel

    SOUTHAMPTON

    Hilton at the Ageas Bowl located at the home of Hampshire Cricket in Southampton. The property boasts spectacular views across the iconic Ageas Bowl. Enjoy complimentary WI-FI, a treatment in eforea spa, a round of golf at Boundary Lakes course or…

  16. Oxford Castle & Prison

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Oxford

    For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been ' unlocked', revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Visit Oxford Castle and uncover the secrets for yourself.

  17. Oakley Hall Hotel

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    Country House Hotel

    Basingstoke

    Oakley Hall offers 47 elegant bedrooms in both the main house and the converted 19th century stable block. Bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished to a very high standard complete with every modern convenience.

  18. Stubcroft Farm Campsite Ltd.

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    Camping & Caravan Site

    CHICHESTER

    Award winning, friendly, family run campsite with helpful staff, respect for the environment and our modern facilities near to some of the South Coast’s best sandy beaches & dunes makes Stubcroft a unique holiday destination.

  19. Solent Conference Centre

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    Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

    Southampton

    Solent Conference Centre is located in the city centre and can provide clients with a range of spaces for their event needs.

  20. See Southampton

    Type

    Type:

    Walking

    Southampton

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