Rushmere Country Park has been entered into the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame having been awarded a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years from 2015 - 2019.

Now in its ninth year, the Certificate of Excellence celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodation and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

The park in Heath and Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, opened in July 2011 and is managed by local environmental charity The Greensand Trust on a not for profit basis having been made available by the Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council working in partnership for the benefit of local people and wildlife.

The Greensand Trust’s Chief Executive Gill Welham said:

“We’re delighted to have been awarded this internationally recognised standard of excellence for five consecutive years, thanks to the support of many visitors of Rushmere Country Park posting favourable reviews. This award is particularly welcome this year as The Greensand Trust marks 20 years of action to protect, conserve and enhance the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and wider area by improving access, understanding and enjoyment of the area for the benefit of everyone. This award recognises the contributions of all staff, volunteers and supporters of The Greensand Trust who help realise that vision.”

Neela Pal, Vice President of Brand at TripAdvisor, commented: “TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travellers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform. This recognition allows us to publicly recognise businesses that are actively taking into account customer feedback to help travellers confidently experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay and explore.”

The Certificate of Excellence takes into account the quality and quantity of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.