Charleston recognised with VisitEngland’s Accolades

Charleston is delighted to have been chosen in VisitEngland’s accolades, in recognition of the quality of visitor experience on offer.

Press Release from VisitEngland 

17 February 2015: A number of attractions in England have received VisitEngland accolades in recognition of their quality visitor experience on offer. The accolades, introduced by VisitEngland for the first time in October 2014,recognise outstandingattractions going the extra mile to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for visitors.

The accolades are available to attractions that are part of the Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme and are allocated through a scoring system based on an annual assessment by VisitEngland. They include the Welcome accolade, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, Quality Café and the Gold accolade for top-scoring attractions. A total of 57 attractions from across the country received accolades during the second round.

James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland said: “Our attractions are some of our great assets, creating appeal for visitors at home and from abroad. These accolades recognise the wonderful and innovative ways attractions in England are going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure people enjoy their visit,froma friendly and warm welcome, to high-quality food and drink on offer, orcapturing the imagination with creative experiences. Our latestround of accolades continues to reflect the wide variety of attractions on offer in England and provide more reasons for Brits to take a day trip or short break this half term.”

Minister for Tourism, Helen Grant MP said:“England has a huge number of world-class attractions to be enjoyed as part of a day trip, short weekend break or longer family holiday. This is a great way to showcase attractions going the extra mile to deliver a high-quality and unique visitor experience. Many congratulations to all those receiving the latestaccolades.”

Members of VisitEngland’s Quality Attractions scheme represent a wide range of tourism experiences across England, from museums and galleries, farm attractions, historic houses and gardens to churches, cathedrals and country parks. They are supported by a network of highly trained assessors who advise on improving and promoting the quality, accessibility and sustainability of their offer.

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