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Two tourist hotspots on the Isle of Wight have been shortlisted for accolades at this year’s Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

A recreational tree company and the Island’s much loved stream railway will aim to impress the judges at the 2013/13 ceremony, which awards exemplary attractions in the South East.

Goodleaf Tree Climbing centre teaches a certain technique that allows the participant to travel from rope into canopy in a short space of time. From the tree top, picture perfect views of the Island and the Solent can be observed. According to iwradio.co.uk, the centre will compete in the Best Tourism Experience category.

Meanwhile, an old favourite among those taking Isle of Wight breaks will by vying for a prize in the Large Attraction category. The Havenstreet-located Isle of Wight Steam Railway has won a number of awards over its 150 year history and will be hoping for another accolade this year.

Other competitors nominated for the Large Attraction crown include Beaulieu Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower.

Peter Colling, Managing Director of Tourism South East, said he couldn’t have been more impressed with the amount of quality competition on show.

“The standard of all entrants is exceptional this year and the shortlist selection has proved extremely challenging. In the current climate it is more important than ever to provide an outstanding visit experience and we are delighted to recognise their efforts,” he stated.

According to ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk, a panel provided by Tourist South East will announce the winners at a ceremony on 28 November.