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Tatton scoops yet another award for being Cheshire's Best Large Visitor Attraction

Cheshire Awards ceremony

Tatton Park was named Cheshire’s Large Visitor Attraction 2014 in last week’s prestigious 10th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards.

This comes on the back of success this summer at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 when Tatton was named best Large Visitor Attraction in England.

The best of Cheshire and Warrington’s tourism businesses gathered at Chester Racecourse when over 380 guests enjoyed a glamorous evening of fine dining and entertainment hosted by Andy Bailey.

The Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement among local businesses with more than 50 individuals, initiatives and businesses competing across 14 categories. The winners of several categories will go on to represent Cheshire at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence in 2015.

Councillor Les Gilbert, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member in charge of localism and enforcement, said  “This is yet another fantastic achievement and extremely well deserved. Tatton is a national treasure and one that Cheshire East is exceptionally proud of.”

The news is particularly welcomed as continued recognition of the impact the Tatton Park Vision is having on the Park’s success and the enjoyment of its visitors. It is over two years ago that Tatton Park embarked on the Vision, its five year plan to substantially develop its visitor experiences by increasing the attractions and activities on offer.

By 2016/17 it is expected that one million visitors a year will visit Tatton Park and enjoy these experiences.

Brendan Flanagan, Visitor Economy, Culture & Tatton Park Manager

commented  “This award recognises the sheer quality of our attraction and the contribution we make to Cheshire East. In particular it acknowledges the fact that we work hard to constantly develop the experiences that can be enjoyed here whilst ensuring the integrity of our heritage, conservation and culture is maintained.  As importantly, the award recognises our staff, their dedication, commitment and focus on making Tatton a very special place for over 800,000 visitors a year.”

Katrina Michel, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire said:

 “The awards are about celebrating all that is wonderful about the tourism industry in Cheshire. The quality of award submissions were so high our judges had a really tough job on their hands selecting the winners. We are privileged to be able to list so many stand-out venues, brands and experiences on offer in the sub-region."

For further information about this release contact: 

Vicky Wilby, Marketing Department Tel: 01625 374417 / Email: Vicky.wilby@cheshireeast.gov.uk       http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/ 

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust. This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 850,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant, Gardener’s Cottage tea room and a year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. By 2016/17 it is expected that over 1 million visitors a year will enjoy this experience. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit


For further information about the Marketing Cheshire Tourism awards, please contact:

Laura Young, Marketing Cheshire

01244 405600 / 07919 004 116


Marketing Cheshire

Marketing Cheshire is the place marketing and destination management organisation for Cheshire and Warrington. We see all our members as partners and we will seek to work together to ensure that Cheshire and Warrington is the place to visit, live, invest, meet and study.

For further information visit http://www.marketingcheshire.co.uk/