Nottinghamshire attractions awarded VisitEngland ‘Welcoming’ accolade

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VisitEngland has today announced the winners of its 2018 Attractions Accolades recognising the quality of visitor experiences across England, and two Nottinghamshire attractions have been awarded the prestigious ‘Welcome’ accolade.

Following their annual Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment by VisitEngland, the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and Rufford Abbey Country Park have both been recognised as attractions which go the extra mile to make their visitors feel welcome.

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76 attractions have been acknowledged across England and the Channel Isles as a result of the outstanding experiences they provide, highlighting all aspects of the visitor experience, such as story-telling, food and drink, and customer service as well as the welcome they offer to tourists.

Alex Broughton, Marketing & Communications Manager at Visit Nottinghamshire, said:

“Nottinghamshire prides itself on being a highly welcoming destination for tourists, so we’re delighted to see not just one but two Nottinghamshire attractions recognised by VisitEngland in this way. Both the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and Rufford Abbey have won prestigious awards and accreditations previously, and this latest addition only helps to strengthen their reputation and the broader reputation of Nottinghamshire as a fantastic place to visit.”

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VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said:

“England is home to world-class attractions right across the country, welcoming visitors throughout the year and offering experiences of the highest quality including excellent food and drink and outstanding customer service. It is also really fantastic to see these accolades recognising the work of those employees, managers and owners who make sure that all who pass through their doors have a truly memorable experience.”