Bosworth showcases its visitor offer in English Tourism Week

Hinckley & Bosworth MP, David Tredinnick will be sampling the best of Bosworth’s tourism offer at a showcase event organised as part of English Tourism Week running 17-25 March.

Following on from a new tourism strategy in 2017, businesses from historic Market Bosworth and the surrounding villages have come together to form the Bosworth Tourism Association. This showcase is one of their first steps towards raising the destination’s profile and giving visitors a first class experience.

Visitors are being urged to Explore Bosworth, a heritage destination which is brimming with things to do, cosy country pubs and countryside perfect for walking and cycling. To help visitors make the most of their trip two new resources will be launched – a Visitor Guide for Hinckley & Bosworth and the Explore Bosworth map.

During the event, being held at the Royal Arms Hotel in Sutton Cheney, Mr Tredinnick will meet representatives from well-known attractions such as Twycross Zoo and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre along with new entrants Squirrel at Wellsborough craft centre, Enchanted Bell Tents and Mallory Meadows Lodges.

The Leicestershire Cheese Company, Stud Farm Meats and the Hercules Revived restaurant will share their foodie delights too. Research for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council highlights that tourism and the hospitality sector are vital to the local economy accounting for a spend of over £117 million pounds in 2015 and over 3000 jobs. Businesses will be hoping that Mr Tredinnick can ensure Government policies nurture the sector.

Chair of the new association Sharon Earp, founder of The Dandelion Hideaway, comments: “So many of my guests who stay with us are blown away by what we have to offer around Bosworth – many guests, return, year after year, it’s a real escape from the pressures of urban life. The businesses in this new group recognise the potential to bring more visitors and tourists to the area and that we’re ambassadors for our beautiful place. We hope that Mr Tredinnick will help us to boost tourism even more.”

Executive Member for Rural Places & Communities and Tourism at the Borough Council, Cllr Kevin Morrell said: "The Visitor Guide is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to discover all the borough has to offer and shows just how much there is to see and do. It is full of beautiful pictures and interesting information and helps us along with our tourism partners to encourage more visitors to the area."