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National Tourism Awards 2018 winners

National Tourism Awards 2018 winners

Pink skies over Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire
Pink skies over Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire


The winners of the National Tourism Awards for Wales were recently revealed which celebrates the best of Wales’ tourism industry.


Following more than 400 nominations, 44 businesses were selected as regional winners, who then went forward as finalists at the National Awards.


The spectacular and dramatic, 12th century Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire was awarded Best Bed & Breakfast.


Located on the St Davids peninsula, Roch Castle is a 12th century Norman castle set high above the Pembrokeshire landscape and delivers panoramic views of St Brides Bay and the Preseli Hills. Meticulously restored in 2012, the castle now offers luxury guest accommodation and with just six rooms is available for exclusive stays.


For individual guests, complimentary transfers are provided each evening to award winning two Rosette Blas Restaurant, at sister hotel, Twr y Felin in St Davids, whilst exclusive groups can indulge in private dining within the castle itself.

Since October 2016, Roch Castle has been listed in the Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels list, crowned Hotel of the Year 2016 and 2017, at the Welsh Hospitality Awards and awarded Best Serviced Accommodation at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2018. Roch Castle is also an AA Five Gold Star and Visit Wales Gold Award property.


Together with Twr y Felin Hotel and Penrhiw Priory, Roch Castle completes a trio of luxury hotels and exclusive stay properties located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.


Other award winners on the evening were


Loving Welsh Food - Best Activity


Zip World – Best Attraction


Celtic Holiday Parks - Best Caravan, Camping or Glamping


Brecon Beacons Tourism and Brecon Beacons National Park - Best Destination


Visit Cardiff (UEFA Champions League Final 2017) - Best Event


St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot - Best Hotel


Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms, Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth - Best Place to Eat


Monmouthshire Cottages LLP - Best Self-Catering


The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales - Tourism Business Innovation Award


Kathryn Colling, Cambria Tours Ltd / Hafan Epic - Young Tourism Person of the Year


The Visit Wales Special Award for International Achievement went to North Wales.


Published 13 March 2018

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