Top tourism award for Bosworth Battlefield

Bosworth Battlefield at the Tourism Awards 2016

For the second year running, Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield has won a top tourism award.

The heritage centre shared top billing with the King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester in the 'Great Day Out' small visitor attraction category at the Leicester and Leicestershire tourism awards held last night (Wednesday 30th Nov).

Hawkwise Falconry, which is based at the battlefield centre, was also commended in the same category.

Bosworth Battlefield was also highly commended in the event or festival category for this year’s battle re-enactment in August, which attracted around 3,500 visitors.

Councillor Richard Blunt, the county council’s cabinet member for heritage, said: “It’s a terrific achievement for Bosworth and the further commendations really go to show what a fantastic visitor attraction we have to offer and I would encourage people to visit.”

The awards come at an exciting time for Bosworth with a busy calendar of festive events, starting with a Christmas craft fair tomorrow (Dec 2) at 6pm, as well as weekend guided walks.

There is also a spin-the-wheel and win-a-prize promotion running between Christmas and the New Year.

For more information about events taking place at Bosworth, please visit or call 01455 290429.