The Sill Scoops North East Tourism Award

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park, won Gold in the Business Event Venue of the Year category at the North East Tourism Awards held at Newcastle Civic Centre on Thursday 23 May 2023. The visitor centre was also Highly Commended in the Accessible and Inclusive category.

The Sill, Northumberland National Park Authority’s multi-award winning visitor centre was designed to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover and explore the landscape, nature, culture and heritage of Northumberland National Park. Due to its location and state of the art facilities, The Sill has become the ideal venue for events, conferences, meetings and team-building activities, providing people with the opportunity to step away and disconnect from their usual workplace and connect with colleagues and nature for an inspiring and creative experience.

The North East England Tourism Awards celebrate the best of the region’s tourism industry, with accolades for businesses, events, and experiences that demonstrate excellence in tourism.

Commenting on the win, Rosie Thomas, Director of Business Development at Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “We are delighted to receive the North East Tourism Award for Business Event Venue of the Year 2023 and thank the judges for visiting The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, meeting our staff and experiencing our corporate offer.

The Sill offers organisations and their people the space to think and connect with the landscape in an inspirational world-class setting. The team develop and deliver bespoke experiences which are both welcoming and accessible, and we’re very proud their hard work and commitment have been recognised in this way.”

The Sill brings together the perfect blend of modern, accessible design and comfort within an inspiring setting. Spaces at The Sill can be adapted to specific requirements and benefit from ultra-fast broadband and interactive presentation equipment. The team-building away days can be tailored upon request and are delivered by a highly motivational team of National Park Rangers and local partners.

For more information about corporate hires and away days at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, visit