Every year the world’s largest travel site hands out its awards to the hotels, restaurants, activities and events that its users have most enjoyed visiting.

This year, members of the New Forest Tourism Association have scooped an amazing 66 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, made up of some 44 accommodation providers, 13 attractions, activities and events members and nine restaurants. More than 240 businesses were awarded the accolade across The New Forest as a whole.

Apart from being great news for the hardworking business owners, it’s also excellent news for the region’s visitors and residents. With many top-notch enterprises looking after their needs – from superb accommodation, great restaurants and some truly memorable days out – they can be assured of a perfect day out or longer stay.

Among the well-deserved accommodation winners are Forest Lodge, Burley Manor, Careys Manor, Lime Wood Hotel, Broadcroft B&B, the Montagu Arms Hotel, Oakdene Forest Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The Cloud Hotel, The Beaulieu Hotel and Moorhill House Hotel. Restaurants at The Pig, Lime Wood and The Montagu Arms also scooped the award. Attractions and experiences include Escape Yachting, Beaulieu, Hurst Castle, New Forest Activities, The New Forest Tour, Forest Leisure Cycling and Cyclexperience.

Anthony Climpson, Destination Manager, said: “The New Forest works hard to give all of its visitors the best possible experience to deliver memorable holidays and days out. This is recognition of all the businesses’ hard work; it proves we’re achieving the highest possible standards and we are justly proud of our position as a leading visitor destination.”

Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor said “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers. This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

Members of the New Forest Tourism Association that scooped the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence are:

  • A Little Gem
  • Avonmead House
  • Bar & Grill At The Crown Manor House Hotel
  • Beaulieu National Motor Museum
  • BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge
  • Breamore House
  • Broadcroft B&B
  • Buckler’s Hard
  • Burgate Farmhouse
  • Burley Manor
  • Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
  • Clayhill House
  • Cottage Lodge Hotel
  • Cyclexperience
  • Daisybank Cottage Boutique Bed and Breakfast
  • Dale Farm House
  • Escape Yachting – Day Sails
  • Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
  • Forest Leisure Cycling
  • Go Ape Moors Valley
  • Hare and Hounds
  • Hartnett Holder & Co
  • Harvest House
  • Havenhurst House
  • Hurst Castle
  • Hurst End Bed & Breakfast
  • Lime Wood Hotel
  • Little Hayes Guest House
  • Long Meadow Campsite
  • Longdown Activity Farm
  • Lytton Lawn Touring Park
  • Mill at Gordleton
  • Montagu Arms
  • Montagu Arms Hotel
  • Monty’s Inn
  • Moortown Lodge
  • New Forest Activities
  • New Forest Tour
  • New Park Manor
  • Oakdene Forest Park
  • Ormonde House Hotel
  • Passford House
  • Peel House Bed & Breakfast
  • Penny Farthing Hotel
  • Red Shoot Camping Park
  • Rhinefield House Hotel
  • Rufus House
  • Sandy Balls Holiday Village
  • SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel
  • South Lawn Hotel
  • St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
  • Temple Lodge
  • The Beaulieu Hotel
  • The Bell Inn
  • The Cider Pantry
  • The Cloud Hotel
  • The Crown Manor House Hotel
  • The Lounge at Balmer Lawn
  • The Master Builder’s House Hotel
  • The Mill
  • The Mill at Gordleton
  • The Moorhill House Hotel
  • The New Forest Centre
  • The New Forest Inn
  • The Old Station House Tea Rooms at Holmsley
  • The Olde Barn
  • The Restaurant at The Pig
  • The Willows
  • Twin Oaks Guest House
  • Wayside Cottage
  • Whitemoor House
  • Woodlands Lodge Hotel
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