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Businesses across Dorset celebrated on 1st February as 260 winners were awarded at the 11th Dorset Tourism Awards at Weymouth Pavilion.

The event saw a return to pre-pandemic numbers as hospitality businesses of all kinds were recognised for their excellence following a rigorous judging process. Many are also excited by the chance of onward progression to the regional South West and national Visit England awards.

Several Jurassic Coast-based businesses and charities were recognised at the awards, including the following:

Dorset Museum, Dorchester

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award – Gold winner
Business Events Venue of the Year – Silver Winner
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – Gold Winner
Wedding Venue of the Year – Bronze Winner
Winner of Winners

Coppet Hill Camping and Glamping, Bridport

Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year – Bronze Winner

Burnbake Forest Lodges and Campsite, Corfe Castle

Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year – Commended

Highlands End Holiday Park, Bridport

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award – Gold Winner

Holiday Park of the Year – Gold Winner

Durdle Door Holiday Park, Wareham

Holiday Park of the Year – Silver Winner

In total 65 trophies were presented, including a Winner of Winners Award, which went to Dorset Museum.

Speaking about the awards, Cllr Millie Earl, BCP Council Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities, said: “It’s great to see that so many exceptional tourism businesses from the BCP area were represented at the Dorset Tourism Awards and I add my congratulations to all the winners.”

Awards organiser, Robin Baker of Services for Tourism, also commented, saying: “It want to add my congratulations to businesses that have literally wowed our independent judges. To deliver excellence in these times is a huge testament to their commitment and dedication.”

You can find a full list of winners from around Dorset here.


Burnbake Forest Lodges and Campsite
Burnbake Forest Lodges and Campsite

Burnbake Forest Lodges & Campsite, in the Purbeck region of historic Dorset, is the go-to destination for soaking up the glorious Jurassic Coast and all it has to offer. Nestled in the shadow of Corfe Castle, a stone’s throw from Dorset’s bygone seaside town of Swanage, and a short hop from Brownsea Island, Burnbake is a fantastic location for culture vultures, nature seekers, ramblers, and foodies alike.

Dorset Museum
Dorset Museum

Come and explore 250 million years of history at the Dorset Museum! Located in the centre of Dorchester, this award-winning Museum is one of the cultural centres of Dorset with four themed galleries, special exhibitions area, a library and a café.

Durdle Door Holiday Park
Holiday Park
Durdle Door Holiday Park

Durdle Door Holiday Park is surrounded by an unspoiled rural landscape and is close to Lulworth Cove and many other family attractions.

Highlands End Holiday Park
Holiday Park
Highlands End Holiday Park

Highlands End Holiday Park is an award-winning and family-run Holiday resort right on the Jurassic Coast clifftop in Dorset. The park is consistently recognised as one of the best parks in Dorset and the UK and won Holiday Park of the Year at the 2021/22 South West Tourism Awards.



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