Harrogate hotels shine in UK’s biggest tourism awards ceremony with White Rose Awards nominations

Two of Harrogate's best-known hotels, one of the district's newest and most luxurious, and a famous Knaresborough attraction all feature strongly in the UK’s biggest tourism awards ceremony for 2020.

By Graham Chalmers
Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:24 am
Yorkshire gem - In the running in the White Rose Awards is the luxurious, five-star Grantley Hall hotel near Ripon.
Yorkshire gem - In the running in the White Rose Awards is the luxurious, five-star Grantley Hall hotel near Ripon.

The White Rose Awards usually sees a thousand people celebrating the very best of the county’s tourism industry in person at a top Yorkshire venue.

But, it has been confirmed that the Welcome to Yorkshire 2020 White Rose Awards this year will be held online for the first time in the event’s history.

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This year, to make sure all nominees can enjoy the event, regardless of any COVID-19 restrictions which may be in place across the county, Welcome to Yorkshire has now revealed that the presentation will be fully digital.

Everyone who attends the White Rose Awards online event is being encouraged to dress up to the nines and get fully in award show spirit, despite this year’s different format.

In total 98 finalists are in the running to win one of the highly coveted trophies ecognising the very best in food, drink, accommodation, attractions, arts and culture in Yorkshire.

Monday, November 23 at 7.00pm has been confirmed for the ceremony to take place, at what promises to be an event as exciting and immersive as technology allows, with people enjoying the experience from the comfort of their own homes.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s Chief Executive James Mason said: “2020 hasn’t been the year any of us expected, but we are completely committed to celebrating the vast tourism talent we have here in the county."

Nominees from the Harrogate district include

Large Hotel of the Year

Grantley Hall

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

The Grand, York

The White Hart Hotel, Harrogate

The Yorkshire Hotel

Small Hotel of the Year

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Galtres Lodge Hotel

Goldsborough Hall

Grays Court Hotel

The Devonshire Fell

The Traddock

The Wensleydale Heifer

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Bolton Castle

Bradford Cathedral

Ingleborough Cave & Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail

Mother Shipton's

Skipton Boat Trips

Studfold Adventure Trail

World of James Herriot

New Tourism Business Award

Galtres Lodge Hotel & Forest Restaurant

Grantley Hall

The Bay Horse Inn – Goldsborough

High Oaks Grange

The Private Hill

Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park at Rother Valley Country Park

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

Bert's Barrow

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

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