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UK Heritage Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The prestigious UK Heritage Awards recognise the very best historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites in the UK, as well as the finest places to stay. 

This year, winners were announced virtually for the first time ever, across twelve categories, adjudicated by a panel of judges formed of leading figures and experts including Paul Bridle, CEO of Excellence Squared Group Ltd and Director of Visit Heritage, and Lizzie Glithero-West, Chief Executive at The Heritage Alliance.

Bletchley Park

The UK Heritage Awards are hosted by Visit Heritage, one of the UK’s leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing companies; Visit Heritage publishes Hudson’s Heritage Guide and the UK’s longest-running independent hotel guide, Signpost.

Winners of the UK Heritage Awards 2020 are:

Family Day Out

Winner: Birdoswald Roman Fort, Cumbria

Great Places to Eat

Winner: Levens Kitchen, Kendal

Highly Commended: Askham Hall, Penrith

Wonderful Places to Stay

Winner: Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire

Highly Commended: Larchfield Estate, Belfast

Broughton Hall

Most Improved Heritage Development

Winner: Winchester Cathedral, Winchester

Hidden Gem

Winner: Accessing Aiden Project, Northumberland

Best Wedding Venue

Joint Winner: Victoria Baths, Manchester

Joint Winner: Goodwood, Chichester

Goodwood House

Outstanding Customer Experience

Winner: Goodwood, Chichester

Best Event, Festival or Exhibition

Winner: Eltham Palace “Our House”, Greenwich

Contribution to Heritage

Winner: English Heritage - Speaking with Shadows podcast

Best Corporate Experience

Winner: Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders

Thirlestane Castle

Must Visit

Winner: Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

Judges Discretionary Award - Best of Heritage

Winner: Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

Entries for next years awards are already open and the UK Heritage Awards 2021 are due to be held in March.

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