2018 Shortlist

2018 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards Shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in association with DIAGEO Northern Ireland. The winners of each category along with commended and highly commended finalists and judges special awards will be announced at the Black Tie Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on Thursday 24th May 2018 in Belfast.  Find out more about the Awards Event & How to book tickets.

Authentic NI Experience of the Year
An Droichead – Belfast Traditional Music Trail
Artisans at Work – Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust
Seamus Heaney Homeplace
The Museum of Free Derry

Best NI Event or Festival Experience
Derry Halloween – Derry City & Strabane District Council
Ulster Grand Prix – Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club
Northern Ireland Open – Galgorm Castle

Best International Experience
Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre
Titanic Belfast – World Travel Award

Most Impactful Digital Innovation Award 
Night Ride to Armagh: A Digital Transformation – Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
Motorhome Craic – Motorhome Parking Ireland
The MAC Belfast

Most Promising Authentic NI Event or Festival Experience
Armagh Georgian Festival 2017 – Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive – Outdoor Recreation NI
The Belfast Tattoo – XO Events

NI’s Best Guest House / B&B Stay
Ardtara Country House
Blackrock House B&B
Water’s Edge, Glenarm

NI’s Best Hotel Stay
Bullitt Hotel
The Bushmills Inn
Galgorm Resort & Spa
The Merchant Hotel

NI’s Best Self Catering Stay
Ballygally Holiday Apartments
Blessingbourne Manor & Country Estate
Killyhevlin Hotel & Lakeside Lodges
Spice Cottages

NI Food & Drink Experience of the Year
The Parson’s Nose – Balloo Inns Ltd
Slow Food Festival – Derry City & Strabane District Council
Walled City Brewery

NI Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year
Bespoke Northern Ireland
Fullerton Arms Guest House
Streamvale Open Farm

NI Tourism Heritage Property of the Year
Antrim Castle Gardens – Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council
Blessingbourne Manor & Country Estate
Crumlin Road Gaol

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