Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is among the finalists for the prestigious Large Visitor Attraction of the Year title at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.

The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has been shortlisted alongside Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and the National Memorial Arboretum for the title at the awards ceremony to be held at the Bath Assembly Rooms on April 23rd.

Nearly 350 organisations from across 18 different categories initially applied to be considered for the awards which are considered to be the most significant accolades in English tourism.

“We are thrilled to be among the finalists for this award. Making it into the top three is a major achievement and recognises the hard work and enthusiasm of the entire team here,” said Stephanie Duncan, Blenheim’s Head of Marketing and PR.

“Hopefully we can collect gold at the awards itself, but we are up against some fantastic competition, so we’ll just have to wait and see,” she added.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 celebrate the best of English tourism. They promote high standards, helping to ensure England’s place as a world-class destination.

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “These awards are a celebration of our thriving tourism industry.

“They highlight the people and the organisations that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.

“The finalists have shown themselves to be of the highest calibre, using their talent and innovation to deliver excellence.

“The hundreds of applications this year reflect the quality products across our tourism landscape and I warmly congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best of luck,” she added.

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