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Mon 20th March 2017
HHA Members scoop Hudson's Awards




The winners of the prestigious 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards were revealed on 14th March 2017. Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, CBE, Chairman of VisitEngland, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London. A number of HHA Members are very deserving winners!
 
Of the winners Sarah Greenwood, director at Hudson’s and publisher of Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens said “The finalists in 2017 showcase an amazing range of experiences just waiting for us all to enjoy at Britain’s heritage places. This year they include three World Heritage Sites but also iconic castles, public buildings, unusual gardens and stunning country houses several of which are not well known. We at Hudson’s would like to congratulate them all on setting the standards for others to follow”.

The full list of winners is as follows, HHA Members are shown with a *.

Best Family Day Out

• WINNER- Holkham Hall, Norfolk.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED – Mary Arden’s Farm, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Warwickshire.

Best Eating Out

• WINNER- Sherborne Castle, Dorset.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Northern Ireland Assembly, Belfast.

The Best Shopping

• WINNER- Holkham Hall, Norfolk.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria*

Best Accommodation

• WINNER- Combermere Abbey, Shropshire.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED – Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea.

Best Loos

• WINNER- Hedingham Castle, Essex.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire.*

The Hunters Award for Best New Discovery (Sponsored by Hunters Solicitors)


• WINNER- Eltham Palace (English Heritage), London.
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.*

The Savills Award for Best Innovation (Sponsored by Savills)

• WINNER- Durham Cathedral, County Durham.
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Tintagel Castle (English Heritage), Cornwall.

Best Wedding Venue

• WINNER- Hedingham Castle, Essex.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Wasing Park, Berkshire.
 
Best Event/Exhibition


• WINNER- Berrington Hall (National Trust), Herefordshire.
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Battle Abbey & Battlefield (English Heritage), East Sussex.

Best Hidden Gem


• WINNER- Plumpton Rocks, North Yorkshire.*
• HIGHLY COMMENDED - Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire.*