The stars of the Mid Wales tourism and hospitality industry shone brightly as businesses, organisations and individuals were recognised at the inaugural Mid Wales Tourism Awards on 17 October.

Designed to celebrate and showcase the region’s exceptional tourism industry, the biennial awards brought together 42 finalists in 13 categories for a glittering ceremony at The Hafren, Newtown.

Winners were:

Corris Mine Explorers, Corris - Best Activity / Experience Award

Dan-Yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Abercraf - Best Visitor Attraction Award

Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells - Best Event Award

people with hard hats with lights on exploring mine with shaft of light coming through and rope being held
Couple enjoying the spectacular caves at Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Corris Mine Explorers and Dan-Yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Ty Cwch, Cwmtydu, near Llandysul - Tourism Innovation Award

Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi - The Best Hotel Award

Gwesty Cymru, Aberystwyth - Best Guest Accommodation Award

Mid Wales Holiday Lets, Rhayader - Best Self Catering/ Self Contained

The Nags Head, Garthmyl  - Best Place to Eat or Drink

Fforest Fields, Hundred House, near Llandrindod Wells - Best Holiday / Camping / Touring Park Award

All these award winners will now represent Mid Wales at the Wales National Tourism Awards in March 2020.



I am delighted with the strength of entries across all categories in tonight’s Mid Wales Tourism Awards. The quality of what Mid Wales has to offer is clear and we must seize every opportunity to improve the region’s economy. Tourism will play a major part in that."

Other winners included:-

The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells - Best Accommodation For Groups Award

Canvas & Campfires, ​Lampeter - Best Glamping/ Quirky Accommodation

Centre for Alternative Technology, near Machynlleth - Best Third Sector Award.


Published 15 November 2019

Front facade of the Metropole Hotel
One of Europe's steepest water-balanced cliff railways at CAT
The Metropole Hotel and Centre for Alternative Technology

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