TYNEDALE is brimming with tourist attractions which bring visitors in from near and far.

So it’s no surprise the district swept the board at the North East England Tourism Awards, held last Wednesday at Newcastle Civic Centre.

Blanchland’s Lord Crewe Arms scooped two gold awards – Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year and Dog Friendly Business of the Year. It also received a silver award for Tourism Pub of the Year and a bronze Taste of England Award.

Tourism Pub of the Year was a category full of Tynedale winners, with the Barrasford Arms taking the gold award and The Twice Brewed at Bardon Mill winning bronze.The Barrasford Arms also won the bronze Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year award. Langley Castle Hotel took the gold award for Hotel of the Year, while St. Oswald’s Farm at Wall won Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year gold. This was another strong category for Tynedale with Woodside Lodge at Whitley Chapel taking silver and Brown Rigg Lodges and Guest Rooms at Bellingham receiving a Highly Commended award. And Layside Bed & Breakfast in Bardon Mill won bronze for Bed and Breakfast of the Year.

Meanwhile South Tynedale Railway was recognised with a silver Small Visitor Attraction of the Year award, and a bronze Dog Friendly Business of the Year award.

“The winners demonstrate the quality and diversity of what is on offer for visitors,” said Coun. Cath Homer, Northumberland County Council’s cabinet member for Tourism.