Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has scooped a top prize at the Leicestershire Promotions tourism and hospitality awards 2021, which celebrate the best of hospitality throughout the county.
The county council-run centre took first place in the ‘best small attraction’ category, ahead of the King Richard III Centre in Leicester and Coalville’s Escape Rooms, which were both highly commended.
The award judges took part in a ‘mystery shopper’ visit to all the shortlisted attractions before making their decision. They said: “We had a very positive experience and felt the one thing that stood out at Bosworth was the excellent customer service. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and eager to help.”
We are very proud of our heritage in Leicestershire and the way we present it local people and visitors from further afield.
This is a very well-deserved win, and a tribute to the hard work of the staff and volunteers at the centre. I am delighted that this wonderful heritage and family attraction has been recognised with this award.Person:Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts
This year’s awards were sponsored by Everards Brewery and Pear Communications. Martin Peters, chief executive of Leicestershire Promotions, said: “After the decimation of the visitor economy over the last couple of years, never have these awards been more significant.
"The resilience, determination and relentless hard work shown by my colleagues across the industry has been remarkable. I take my hat off to all the finalists and winners."
More information about Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, including opening times, events, guided walks, ticket prices and much more is available at www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk