Visit England have selected a Leicester landmark as the place to crown the country’s best visitor attractions and hotels.
The national tourist board will roll out the red carpet for their Awards for Excellence 2012 at Athena, in Queens Street, on May 22.
Venues including Hotel Maiyango, Curve, Twycross Zoo and Bosworth Battlefield will vie for national accolades on the night, in what is the 22nd year of this coveted award. Leicester’s eight nominees claimed their places after winning Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards in February.
Of the eight are: Dandelion Hideaway, in Osbaston, which is Self Catering Holiday Provider of the year and Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year, Horseshoe Cottage Farm, in Cropston.