Join the VisitEngland Guest Accommodation Scheme


Full membership

This involves an overnight assessment testing all services, resulting in a star rating if the criteria is met. When you apply to join the scheme, you’ll be inspected and rated by a professional assessor who will visit overnight as a mystery guest. The following morning the inspector will discuss their visit and give you constructive feedback.

As well as your establishment having a page on, you'll have access to VisitEngland logos and a range of signage, and marketing benefits.

Download an application form

View scheme fees


Accreditation-only membership

This level of VisitEngland membership has been designed to provide accommodation businesses with a robust and dependable method to demonstrate that they are operating in a safe, clean and legal way. Initially launched in 2010, the scheme has been regularly revisited to ensure it covers the latest legislation.

VisitEngland works with destinations and local assessment organisations to offer this accreditation scheme on a local level. However, if a business is in an area without a local scheme, they can apply to VisitEngland directly.

Entry Level Accreditation offers reassurance that the accommodation is safe, clean and legal, but does not include a star rating or quality accreditation, which are  available through one of VisitEngland’s range of quality assessment schemes.


View fees and download an accreditation-only application form


Contact us

Email your form to [email protected] or call us on 01256 338350


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