The Roman Baths wins two VisitEngland Awards

The Roman Baths has triumphed at the VisitEngland Awards, winning a Silver for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and Silver in the International Tourism category.

It was also the only finalist to win two awards at the ceremony held yesterday evening (17 August) as a virtual event.

Finalists were put forward to the national competition from local award schemes in 2019 and early 2020, and industry experts then selected Gold, Silver and Bronze national winners for each category.

Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Having recently reopened the Roman Baths we are delighted to have won these two national awards. In a normal year, about 40% of our visitors come from overseas, and we are proud to offer them an award-winning welcome with our Silver accolade for International Tourism.

“We work hard to provide an outstanding welcome to all of our visitors and guests and are proud that we were the only finalist outside the capital in the category for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year. To be nominated alongside Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich and Warner Brothers Studios: The Making of Harry Potter is a great honour.”

The VisitEngland Awards champion the very best of the country’s tourism industry, celebrating quality, innovation and best practice.

The International Tourism Award Gold was presented to International Bomber Command Centre; Bronze was awarded to Blenheim Palace.

The Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Gold was awarded to Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich; Bronze was awarded to Warner Brothers Studios: The Making of Harry Potter.