South West Tourism Award Finalist

Compton Acres Reach Finals of South West Tourism Awards

Renowned private gardens and tourist attraction Compton Acres, in Poole, Dorset, has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious South West Tourism Awards.

One of Dorset’s leading attractions, Compton Acres, is set to wave the county flag as they have reached the grand finals of the South West Tourism Awards. The highly regarded awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 4th February at Exeter Cathedral. Compton Acres is nominated alongside stiff competition from across the South West in the ‘Small Attraction of the Year’ category.

Compton Acres is one of the most popular destinations for people visiting Poole. Their unique layout allows visitors to discover each of the gardens in turn. The 10 acres of beautiful gardens, stretch from The Italian Villa to the Wooded Valley, they include the Rock and Water Gardens, the Heather Garden and the Japanese Garden. Compton Acres also includes their very own Café and Tea Rooms, a Specialist Plant Centre and Gift Shop. In 2015 they received the Dorset Tourism Small Attraction of the Year Award. Compton Acres is now highly regarded as one of the most visually stunning locations to visit in the South West.

Bernard Merna, the owner of Compton Acres, has said:

“We are honoured that Compton Acres has reached the finals and will be representing Dorset at the South West Tourism Awards. To get this far is a testament to the wonderful attraction we have here at Compton Acres. It is very rewarding to see our beautiful gardens recognised.”

“We wish all our fellow finalists the best of luck and look forward to what should be a spectacular awards ceremony celebrating all the superb tourist attractions the South West has to offer.”

Judging for the awards is carried out by a panel of past winners, industry leaders and experts. The South West awards are the biggest awards for tourist attractions across the region.

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