The Roman Baths has been crowned the region’s best Large Visitor Attraction in the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2014/15.
The Roman Baths beat off competition from the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall and the Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset to scoop top honours.
It’s the second time in 3 years the Roman Baths have won the Gold Award, which was presented to members of the Roman Baths team at the Awards ceremony at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare.
Cllr Ben Stevens, (Lib-Dem –Widcombe) Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “We are delighted to have won this award again, particularly in the face of such stiff competition.”
Stephen Bird, Head of Heritage Services, said: “It is testament not just to the work we have done in improving the visitor experience but to the work that staff are doing on a daily basis to give people a truly memorable visit.”
More than 400 entries were considered for the Awards, all of which underwent a rigorous short-listing process and 275 being visited by a team of 35 mystery shoppers.
Chair of Judges, Alistair Handyside, said: “The list of finalists really does look like a who’s who of the best in the industry in the South West.
“Once again the entrants have surpassed themselves in showing that investment, innovation and creativity remain at the heart of the visitor economy in the region.”
Bath’s most popular visitor attraction will now go forward to represent the region at the National Enjoy England Awards in May.