Geevor triumphs at tourism awards

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Geevor Tin Mine was crowned winner of winners in the 12th annual Cornwall Tourism Awards at the Headland Hotel last night.

The West Cornwall attraction led the celebrations by claiming the coveted Winner of Winners title as well as Gold in the newly introduced Art, Museum & Maritime Attraction category.

One of the coveted CTA trophies

Other notable winners included the Bodmin Visitor Information Centre, which held onto its Tourist Information Service of the Year award for the fifth consecutive year by sharing gold with its Fal River counterparts, and Pentillie Castle which added best B&B in Cornwall to its national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012 title.

A number of multiple winners were also revealed including The Headland Hotel, who as well as playing host to the night, picked up two Gold trophies alongside the Eden Project. Heartlands in Pool meanwhile highlighted the diversity of its offer by claiming a total of four awards across a range of categories.

Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall, was at the ceremony to congratulate the winners: “The trophies won in the Cornwall Tourism Awards represent a tremendous amount of work and are a true reflection of the businesses winning them.

“Rather than being awarded on a first, second and third point scoring basis they are the combination of a number of factors and directly relate to the quality of the individual business – that’s why, in a number of the categories, we have multiple Gold, Silver, Bronze or Commended winners. They should all be immensely proud and I congratulate each and every one of them.”

In the foodie categories, The Pandora Inn was named Pub of the Year for the third time whilst the top restaurant accolade was collected by The Herring at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel. Entrants from the Isles of Scilly also fared well with the Hell Bay Hotel and Juliet’s Garden picking up Gold trophies for Small Hotel and Café & Tearoom respectively.

For a full list of winners, click here.