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The best tours in England

Discover the winners of VisitEngland's 'Best told story' award for 2019

Every year, VisitEngland highlights the tours best rated for the story they tell. The 'Best Story' accolade is awarded by VisitEngland to tour attractions that have gone the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience. Look out for the accolade when you're looking through Rated Trips.

It's a select list and every one of them is worth trying when lockdown is over. Select an attraction to read more about it.

Chilford Hall Vineyard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Camerons Brewery Visitor Centre, Hartlepool, County Durham

City Explorer Open Top Tour, Liverpool, Merseyside

Magical Mystery Tour, Liverpool, Merseyside

Mersey Tunnel Tours, Liverpool, Merseyside

Mini Plant, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Emma Bridgewater Factory, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

BBC Tours Birmingham, Birmingham, Warwickshire

The Coffin Works, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Dudley Canal Tunnel & Limestone Mines, Dudley, West Midlands

About VisitEngland

Introduced by VisitEngland in 2014, the Visitor Attraction Accolades are available to members of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. They include the Welcome Accolade, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, Quality Food and Drink and the Gold Accolade for all-round top-scoring attractions.

Members of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme represent a wide range of tourism experiences across England, from museums and galleries, farm attractions, historic houses and gardens to churches, cathedrals and country parks. They are supported by a network of highly trained assessors who advise on improving and promoting the quality, accessibility and sustainability of their offer.

Discover more great experiences and places to visit on Rated Trips