Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District scoops VisitEngland 2019 Visitor Attraction Accolade for its outstanding visitor welcome.
VisitEngland announced the winners of its 2019 Visitor Attraction Accolades recognising the outstanding visitor experiences on offer across the country. This family run business has a resilience and a warmth of spirt that shines through every aspect of their operations. England’s last working slate mine is nestled at the top of a dramatic mountain pass, where visitors can discover centuries old industry coming together with adventure activities.
VisitEngland’s Accolades are designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector and showcase those businesses in our VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme that go the extra mile to provide a high quality day out. This could be through a warm welcome, an engaging story, a delicious lunch or the overall visitor experience. Accolades are given in the following categories: Welcome, Best Told Story, Quality Food & Drink, Hidden Gem and Gold.
Jan Wilkinson Co-Owner Honister Slate Mine says, ‘We are absolutely over the moon to receive this accolade from VisitBritain for our welcome. We work hard to ensure every person who comes through our doors receives the best experience possible whether they are coming to our shop for garden products, to do an adventure activity or simply to enjoy a coffee and cake whilst walking or on a cycle ride. It’s a wonderful way to start the 2020 season and we look forward to welcoming visitors looking for fresh air, dramatic views and outdoor adventures across the year.’
England’s attractions have been awarded Accolades based on the score they gained in their annual Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment by VisitEngland. In 2018, more than 47 million people visited Cumbria, contributing more than £3billion to the local economy and supporting almost 65,000 jobs.