Accommodation Gradings

There are a number of accreditation organisations within the Tourism industry, links to further information can be found below;

Visit England


Green Tourism Business Scheme

Local Grading Schemes in Devon

Dartmoor Inspection Scheme

North Devon Stepping Stones Scheme

Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme.

Go to to view the promotional video

The Scheme, part of the wider £7.1m investment package for the Jurassic Coast, aims to recognise quality in line with visitor expectations of World Heritage Site status.

The scheme is designed to enhance the visitor experience right through to that received in guest houses, at attractions, on public transport at visitor centres and other tourism outlets.

All individual tourism operators who wish to demonstrate a high standard of business practice and commitment to the Jurassic Coast visitor experience are invited to participate.

To become a Jurassic Coast Quality Business - and get the badge -¬† participants must engage in a range of good business practices that illustrate their lasting commitment to the future of the Jurassic Coast. These include many ‘back stage' activities that go with running a tourism operation but also many front facing ones too such as customer service, marketing, Jurassic Coast knowledge and environmental awareness.

For the visitor, the scheme provides assurance of quality, that the business values customer service, invests in their staff, works with the local community and supports a shared  vision for the coast.

Click here to view a short 30 second video on the Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme.

Click here to view a 3 minute video on the Jurassic Coast Quality Business Scheme.

Participating businesses can be identified by the certificate that will be on show in public

Information, advice and useful website links

Business set-up
Visitor Information
Business Information