RYEDALE attractions are celebrating after success at the annual White Rose Awards.

Organised by Welcome to Yorkshire, seven of the 103 finalists were from Ryedale.

Winning gold awards were Castle Howard in the International Tourism Award and The Star Inn at Harome for Taste of England Award, while The Pheasant Hotel, also in Harome, won bronze.

The Star Inn also won silver for the Inns and Restaurants with Rooms Award, while also securing silver was the Vale of Pickering caravan park for Camping, Glamping and Holiday park of the year.

A bronze award went to Go Ape Dalby for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, the event was hosted by former Emmerdale actor Natalie Anderson and broadcaster Rich Williams.

Elaine Lemm, chairman of judges, said: “It’s been fantastic to see all these wonderful businesses who work so hard giving visitors to Yorkshire the best experience possible and ultimately keep them coming back year on year. These businesses go above and beyond, and it’s been brilliant to see them get the recognition they deserve.

“The partnership with Visit England means most of the winners go through to the national finals and I’m certain from the incredible standard we’ve had here tonight we’ll be seeing many national awards coming home to Yorkshire.”

Peter Box, chairman of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “I couldn’t have been prouder to have been a part of the White Rose Awards to see the very best in Yorkshire tourism honoured for their huge amount of hard work and dedication to making Yorkshire one of the best places to visit in the world.

“Every single winner should be incredibly proud.”