Sandringham Campsite Wins Tourism Oscar

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Friday 21 April 2006

Sandringham Camping and Caravanning Club Site in Norfolk, provides the best touring accommodation in England – it’s official.

This beautiful, 275-pitch camp site is now among the finest and most respected tourist businesses in England, winning Silver in the Caravan Holiday Park category at the Enjoy England Excellence Awards last night, which was organised by VisitBritain.

The five-star camp site was chosen from nearly 100 finalists selected by England’s tourist boards following regional competitions last year. The winners were shortlisted to just 29 before last night’s ceremony. The criterion, set by VisitBritain, was tough but the Club Site demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the tourist industry, providing excellent service and customer care.

This site can now add this award to a growing list which includes: Caravan Park of the year in the East of England Tourist Board Awards 2005 and the Loo of the Year’s best Holiday Park loos in England.

The Site provides a harmonious setting where tourism and the environment work hand-in-hand. Situated in the grounds of the Royal Estate, it’s at the heart of one of Norfolk’s best loved tourist attractions. With plenty of walks and cycle routes directly from the site and seal watching opportunities from The Wash, it really does offer something for everyone.

The site itself supports and encourages the area’s local wildlife, which is flourishing, a fact which is supported by a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award. Campers are treated to the rare colony of white rabbits which have made the site their home. And, through sympathetic planting and nesting areas, the site has become a paradise for a whole host of birds including Barn and Tawny Owls.

The site was refurbished in 2005 using local materials and craftspeople; it now provides better infrastructure and facilities and incorporates a family room and special needs facility.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, guest of honour at the awards ceremony said: “The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence highlight the very best that England has to offer. Each winner is a fine example of English excellence and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting those dedicated people responsible for the very best hotels, attractions and other tourism businesses in England.”

21 April 2006