Historic tourist attraction is acknowledged for sustainable tourism

An historic tourist attraction has been acknowledged by a national body for its commitment to sustainable tourism

By Fusion Lifestyle Reporter
November 24, 2011, 5:32 pm
Historic tourist attraction is acknowledged for sustainable tourism

Augill Castle in Cumbria has received a silver accolade in the Green Tourism Business scheme which exists to promote good environmental practices and reduce the impact of tourism on the environment.

Augill was praised for taking precautionary measures to minimise its impact on the surrounding environment, such as encouraging guests to take public transport and using bathrobes made of a special eco-weave which takes 60 percent less drying time.

Owner Simon Bennett said: “We are very proud to be recognised for our efforts on sustainable tourism and will continue to do all we can to minimise the environmental impact of our business.

“In addition to small steps like recycling and composting, we’ve also grown 500 new trees over the last decade and have reduced our electricity usage by 11 percent by incorporating basic wind and solar power along with using energy efficient appliances.”

Following the award, Augill Castle will continue its efforts in to sustainable tourism, starting with a significant investment in to a brand new heating and hot water system which will have 97 percent efficiency.

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