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Park receives red rose quality badge

Regional assessor for VisitEngland's Attractions Qulaity Assurance Scheme, Chris Vere (right) presents the red plaque award to Williamson Park manager Will Griffith and staff.

Regional assessor for VisitEngland's Attractions Qulaity Assurance Scheme, Chris Vere (right) presents the red plaque award to Williamson Park manager Will Griffith and staff.

Williamson Park in Lancaster has been rated as an excellent visitor attraction by VisitEngland.

The park scored highly on a recent inspection visit and can now proudly display the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) ‘red rose’ quality badge.

On his recent inspection, assessor Chris Vere said: “The outstanding landscaping of the 54 acres of parkland, with lakes, views and walks around the eye-catching Ashton Memorial and the exotic butterflies make this a memorable attraction.

“Interpretation signage and maps is still amongst the best in the region. Williamson Park and the Butterfly House offered an excellent overall visitor experience.

“The city of Lancaster is fortunate to have such a diverse site.”

Williamson Park Operations Manager, Will Griffith, said: “Receiving recognition from England’s leading tourism body is an outstanding achievement.

“The assessment also included mystery shopping exercises to test the level of customer service and the feedback has been excellent.

“We have been given a few pointers where we can improve and plan on implementing some changes so that all the facilities will exceed visitor expectations in the future.”

Arrangements are currently under way for the popular Christmas Carol Concert series starting on Friday, December 14 to 21.

For more information about events visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark or call Williamson Park on 01524 33318.

 

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