The Visitor Centre team are celebrating after being awarded a VisitEngland Accolade.

Following an annual assessment by VisitEngland, we have been recognised for the ‘unique’ way the incredible story of King Richard III is told, through exhibitions and displays, and by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers.

The Visit England accolades celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, showcasing businesses that ‘go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out’.

Iain Gordon, our Director, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to receive such a prestigious award from VisitEngland. We know it’s an incredible story that we tell at the Visitor Centre and we love sharing it with our visitors, so it is especially pleasing to receive recognition for the way in which we tell it.”

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “The discovery of the last Plantagenet King of England in a Leicester car park is a truly remarkable story, and the King Richard lll Visitor Centre certainly tells this story in a brilliant way.

“It’s now just over six years since the discovery of the King was confirmed, and I hope this well-deserved award encourages more people to come to Leicester to see for themselves where the remains of the King were discovered, and of course, where he was finally laid to rest.”

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “England is home to world-class attractions right across the country, welcoming visitors throughout the year and offering experiences of the highest quality including excellent food and drink and outstanding customer service. It is also really fantastic to see these accolades recognising the work of those employees, managers and owners who make sure that all who pass through their doors have a truly memorable experience.”