Rockliffe Hall, the exclusive five-star hotel in County Durham, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Bronze in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

The news was announced on 7 June 2023 at a spectacular awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence champion the very best of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry, celebrating quality, innovation and best practice. They are the most coveted accolade in English tourism. The Large Hotel of the Year award recognises full service hotels providing truly memorable guest experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Managing Director of Rockliffe Hall, Jason Adams, comments: “Winning this prestigious award is an incredible achievement for Rockliffe Hall as competition was strong - there were over 350 eligible local winners across 16 competitions in 20 categories. I am incredibly proud of our fantastic team who always go above and beyond to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests. Being awarded Bronze is a testament to their hard work and commitment."

This is also a wonderful accomplishment in bringing deserved recognition to the Northeast of England. The area has so much to offer the tourism and hospitality industry and we look forward to welcoming new guests on the heels of this award”.

With breath-taking dales to the west, a dramatic coastline to the east and a vale packed with amazing experiences including Britain’s finest cathedral, the Bishop Auckland Food Festival, England's largest open air museum, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Emirates Riverside International Cricket Ground, challenging golf courses and the world's leading light festival Lumiere, reasons to visit County Durham are vast.

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