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The Hidden Gems of England
Every year, VisitEngland highlights the attractions best rated for visitor experiences. The impressive 'Hidden Gem' accolade is awarded by VisitEngland to attractions that have gone the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience. Look out for it when you're looking through Rated Trips.
It's a select list and every one of them is worth visiting when lockdown is over. Select an attraction to read more about it.
Oliver Cromwell's House, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Quaker Tapestry Museum, Kendal, Cumbria
Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw, Derbyshire
RSPB Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
The Cotswold Tour Guide, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Chawton House, Alton, Hampshire
La Hougue Bie, Grouville, Jersey
Hamptonne Country Life Museum, St Lawrence, Jersey
Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive, Chatham, Kent
Liverpool Cycle Tours, Liverpool, Merseyside
Sheringham Museum, Sheringham, Norfolk
Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, Northampton, Northamptonshire
RSPB Coombes Valley and Consall Woods, Leek, Staffordshire
The Red House, Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
The Cotswolds Distillery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Sussex Prairie Garden, Henfield, West Sussex
REME Museum, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre, Devizes, Wiltshire
Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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.