Most Coach Friendly Historic Attraction
This award is designed to recognise and reward historic attractions who have gone 'that extra mile' to accommodate, attract, and welcome coaches, their drivers and their passengers.
Winners: Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway is one of Britain's favourite heritage railways, running for 16 miles between Brigdnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire.
The judges praised the special provisions made for groups and coach parties – which are fully thought through and extend from the initial booking to free coach parking, group catering – plus support for group organisers.
Runners Up: Eden Camp
- Beamish, Living Museum of the North
- Edinburgh Castle
- Hampton Court Palace
- Warwick Castle
Who could be nominated?
Static historic attractions, including museums, galleries, historic houses, gardens and other similar attractions.
… and by whom
Coach operators were asked to nominate attractions whose service they have admired during the last 12 months. They were asked to explain why they thouight the nominated attraction deserved this award. The judges made a short-list from the nominations submitted, and selected a winner based on further research.