Awards season 2023 begins with Glastonbury Abbey slated for two awards

11 Oct 2023

Glastonbury Abbey is excited once again to be a finalist at the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards and a GOLD award winner in the South West in Bloom Business, Leisure and Tourism category.
The 2023 Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre has been recognised for another record-breaking year, receiving its third finalist shortlisting in the Event of the Year category following a silver in 2019 and a bronze in 2022.
The weekend-long event, which took place in April 2023, attracted more than 8,000 attendees. It featured an array of medieval-themed living history displays, market stalls, talks, have-a-go activities and shows, including the ever-popular joust.
Meanwhile, the abbey grounds and gardens have been awarded the prestigious GOLD Award in Business, Leisure and Tourism by South West In Bloom. The award celebrates the efforts of staff and volunteers in maintaining the abbey’s 36 acres of grounds, including the orchard and medieval herb and kitchen gardens, as well as its place within the community
Brad Lister, Head of Commercial Activity at Glastonbury Abbey, said:
“The Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards recognise & promote excellence across the local tourism industry and we are thrilled to once again be a finalist in the Event of the Year category. The events programme at Glastonbury Abbey attracts inexcess of 30,000 additional visitors to Glastonbury each year and awards such as these are a great help in spreading the message of quality and enjoyment the events offer. To also win GOLD at the South West Bloom awards is a great result for the entire abbey team and thanks must also go to the Town Council team for their support with the “In Bloom” entry and judging visits.”
The Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre will return on the 27th and 28th of April 2024 for its biggest year yet, with more stalls, more activities, and more fun for all the family in store. Discounted advance tickets are now on sale on the website.
The Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards celebrate local excellence in the tourism industry. The award winners for all categories will be announced at the 2023 Awards Ceremony, taking place at the Bristol Hotel on 30th November.
Awards season 2023 begins with Glastonbury Abbey slated for two awards
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