The shortlist for the 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards has been announced!

Hudson's Heritage Awards Logo 2016The shortlist for the renowned 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards, celebrating the best visitor experiences at heritage attractions in the UK, has been announced. Established in 2011, the awards are an independent scheme judged by an expert panel chaired by Norman Hudson, OBE. The winners and the highly commended will be presented at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on 1st March 2016.

Best Family Day OutBestFamilyDayOutSBT Processed

  • Chester Cathedral, Chester
  • Newby Hall, North Yorkshire
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Best Eating Out

  • Glansevern Gardens, Mid Wales
  • Northern Ireland Assembley, Belfast
  • Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
  • Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

The Best ShoppingBestShoppingCotehele Processed

  • Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts Centre, Cumbria
  • Dartington Hall, Devon
  • The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
  • Cotehele, Cornwall

Best Accommodation

  • Leeds Castle, Leeds
  • Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk
  • The Churches Conservation Trust
  • Frampton Court, Gloucester

Best Loos

  • The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
  • Lowther Castle, Cumbria

Best New DiscoveryBestNewDiscoveryBletchleyPark Processed

  • Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
  • The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne
  • Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Bedford

Best Innovation

  • Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire
  • Attingham Park, Shropshire
  • Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
  • Croome Park, Worcester
  • Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Bedford

Best Wedding VenueBestWeddingVenueChiddingstoneCastle

  • Wentworth Conservatory, Barnsley
  • Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
  • Chiddingstone Castle, Kent
  • Combermere Abbey, Shropshire

Best Event/Exhibition

  • Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester
  • The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
  • Houghton Hall, Norfolk
  • Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
  • Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Bedford

Best Hidden GemBestHiddenGemStMarys Processed

  • Winterbourne House & Gardens, Birmingham
  • Keats House, London
  • Painshill Gardens, The Crystal Grotto, Surrey
  • St Mary’s House & Garden, West Sussex

The Best Picnic Spot award is the only award which is by public nomination. The nominated lunchtime locations are:

  • Lowther Castle, Cumbria
  • Clearburn New Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Durham Cathedral Woodlands, Durham

Congratulations to all those shortlisted!


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