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Wookey Hole Wins Gold Award

Somerset’s oldest and biggest attraction is proud to announce it has been awarded GOLD for its thrilling activity, Wild Wookey, in the Active and Sporting Experience category in this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.

Recognised for providing truly memorable and immersive active and sporting activities for visitors to participate in, Wild Wookey was awarded this year’s Active and Sporting Experience of the Year. In the process, Wild Wookey fended off tough competition including that of Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre in Bruton and Battle Archery in Keynsham.

Wild Wookey is loved for its, “adrenaline-fuelled, high-octane, exhilarating Adventure Caving Experience,” in the largest and most spectacular cave complex in the UK. Venturing into the darkest recesses of Wookey Hole’s world-famous caves and guided by highly experienced instructors, Wild Wookey has adventurers immersed in a secret subterranean universe.

Daniel Medley, Managing Director at Wookey Hole, comments on the award win, saying, “We are thrilled with yet another award win for Wookey Hole. This award comes hot on the heels of our Family Favourites Award last month. Our Wild Wookey experience is proving incredibly popular, especially as a Christmas present this season – check it out now.”

The best tourism businesses from Bristol, Bath and Somerset joined together last week at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel to celebrate their successes throughout the last 12 months. Radio presenter, Laura Rawlings, hosted the prestigious event, and Bristol-based natural history photographer and documentary film maker, Doug Allan, handed out the awards handmade by Shakespeare Glass. Gold winners also received a bottle of Northmoor Gin from Exmoor Distillery.

Welcoming over half a million visitors each year, Wookey Hole is renowned for offering guests a unique and memorable experience throughout its historical caves and tours, seasonal events and 20 fantastic attractions within the venue. Its popular circus school also trains 100 young people, with many performing during weekends and school holidays.

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