Blenheim Palace has been awarded the highly regarded VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. The accreditation offers prospective visitors from all over the world the reassurance of an official endorsement of high quality and showcases the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tireless commitment to excellence.
With scores of more than 80% in each category, judges found Blenheim Palace to have a 100% score in its Retail Category and an impressive 93% score in the Attraction Category.
Judges from VisitEngland commented “Blenheim Palace achieved an overall score of 89% under the VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. The broad range of well-publicised tours and experiences particularly impressed this year.
They continued: “Excellent customer service was the overriding quality delivered throughout the day with some outstanding individuals at the visitor information desk, two of the retail facilities and the buggy tour driver.”
Heather Carter, Operations Manager at Blenheim Palace says: “This represents another great audit by an internationally recognised body of quality for our visitors. VisitEngland have given us a very positive score which we are all thrilled with.
She continues: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff who work so hard to maintain this standard of excellence.”
Built in the early 18th century to celebrate Britain’s victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession, Blenheim Palace is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.