TWO Wiltshire hotels are in the finals for the tourism industry's annual national Awards for Excellence.

Chippenham's Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa is in the final three for Large Hotel of the Year, and Malmesbury's The Dining Room at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa is up for the Taste of England prize.

Applications were put forward for national judging from businesses across England including hotels, self-catering accommodation providers, B&Bs, glamping operators, attractions, restaurants, pubs, museums, and conference centres.

The 53 finalists will now go on to compete in 15 core categories at this year’s awards,

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:

“These awards celebrate businesses and individuals in tourism across England who have exceeded expectations and delivered excellence during the last 18 months and it is fantastic to see such an outstanding list of finalists.

“The impressive list reflects the sheer scale of innovation, quality and experiences across our tourism landscape."