Disability-friendly hotels and tourist attractions have been recognised for their efforts to boost inclusivity at the inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards.
Thirteen companies were recognised at the ceremony on Tuesday evening (8 October).
The awards were set up to celebrate thoughtful, stylish and inclusive design and business practices, with support from the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity.
Sea Containers won the Best Hotel award, while Kings Head Hotel Cirencester bagged the Best Boutique Hotel category. Cottages in the Dales won the People’s Choice award.
Woodhorn Museum in Ashington won Historic England’s Inclusive Listed Building award, with the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London receiving a commendation.
One of the UK’s largest aquariums, The Deep, was awarded the Arnold Fewell Most Inclusive award, with Hull’s Omnipods and Cabins commended in that category.
Moor Hall Hotel came up trumps for the Above and Beyond award.