A top Leicestershire visitor attraction has by been described as enjoyable, entertaining and thought-provoking by Visit England.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage centre has received high marks and was rated very good following its most recent inspection by the national tourism body.
Inspectors gave the Leicestershire County Council-run heritage site an impressive score of 89% earning it a nomination in Visit England’s Best Told Story accolade.
Visit England said: “The centre provides an enjoyable and informative visitor experience, with visitors able to engage with some excellent and thought-provoking displays and interpretation, both in the exhibition centre, around the wider country park setting and through a series of entertaining and informative events.”
The inspector’s report also praised the commitment to engagement with social media, with special mention of the heritage site’s Instagram and significant increases in the numbers of posts and followers.
Other areas given praise included the quality of welcome provided by knowledgeable staff, the enthusiastic and entertaining approach provided by the volunteers to the variety of demonstrations they provided in the History Through the Ages event.
The inspector concluded: “Overall this was a memorable and enjoyable assessment visit to a well-run attraction, exhibition and informative event, where the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff and volunteers, as things return towards normality after some difficult times, again shone through.”
I am delighted that the hard work of the staff and volunteers at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has been recognised by such a prestigious visitor organisation as Visit England yet again.
The fact that the inspector has reported that the centre offers an enjoyable and informative experience to visitors demonstrates that this heritage site has so much to offer visitors of all ages.Person:Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts