Attraction in running at national awards

Kielder Art & Architecture programme in Northumberland.
Kielder Art & Architecture programme in Northumberland.

Kielder Water and Forest Park has been named as a finalist in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.

Competing with top tourism destinations nationally, the park has been recognised in the Tourism Experience of the Year category meaning it is guaranteed to receive gold, silver, bronze or highly commended at the awards ceremony in Manchester on May 20.

It scooped gold in its category, which incorporates best event, in the North East England Tourism Awards last month and in addition has been selected to represent the North East at the upcoming national awards.

Heidi Mottram, chairman of Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, said: “We are all so incredibly delighted to have achieved national recognition as a destination that truly provides an innovative customer experience within the tourism industry.”

For more information on the awards, www.visiteng