Northumberland named as one the top holiday destinations in the UK

Northumberland County Council is celebrating after the county picked up a prestigious award at the 2017 British Travel Awards.

Northumberland received a Silver award for Best UK Holiday County/Region at the awards held in London on Wed (No 29).

It’s the fourth year in a row the county has claimed the silver award, beating off stiff competition from tourist favourite the Lake District. Once again holiday hotspot Cornwall was crowned the category winner.

The winners of the awards are chosen by a public vote, from consumers who have registered their interest to vote.

Coun Cath Homer, cabinet member of culture, arts, leisure and tourism, said: “This is a huge accolade for Northumberland. The fact that it is decided on the back of a public vote shows the love people have for our stunning county.

“To be up against, and beat, tourism stalwarts such as the Lake District shows just how far Northumberland has come as a tourist destination. As more people discover this once “hidden gem” the benefits to businesses and attractions in the county will continue to grow.

“As the council, we want to congratulate everyone involved in making our county officially one of the best holiday destinations in the UK. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to encourage more people to choose Northumberland for their next short break or holiday.”
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