YAT’s Barley Hall wins Big at National Awards
One of York’s best kept secrets, Barley Hall has been honoured with a special award at this year’s Group Travel Organiser Awards at the Park Plaza, Riverside in London.
The Little Treasures of Britain Award is chosen by the Editorial staff of GTO Magazine and helps to showcase the smaller attractions across the country that offer that extra something for Group visitors. Barley Hall, a 14th-century townhouse located off Stonegate in Coffee Yard, was once home to the former Lord Mayor of York, William Snawsell. The Hall includes many original features, most notably a Great Hall and the only window made of antler horn in the country.
Director of Attractions at the JORVIK Group and York’s Tourism Ambassador for 2014, Sarah Maltby said: “It has been a great honour to see Barley Hall named this year’s Little Treasure of Britain. We have worked very hard to offer the best service to all our visitors and it is a testament to the staff at the hall that GTO Magazine have recognised their achievements”
This award comes in the same week as the hall received its Certificate of Excellence from Travel website TripAdvisor for the second year running. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews as well as additional criteria, including a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site to be awarded the certificate.
Barley Hall and her other sister attractions in the JORVIK Group offer a range of dedicated Group offers to parties of 15 or more, including medieval banquets, themed talks with experts and private viewings. More information can be found at www.thejorvikgroup.com/groups.