Holkham has won one of the prestigious 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Awards which were announced at a lunch reception on Tuesday 18 February at Goldsmiths Hall in London.
Holkham Hall scooped the award as the Best Family Day Out. The awards, which were established in 2011, are an independently judged annual national awards scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best heritage experiences.
The lunch was hosted by the independent judging panel of heritage experts: Chairman Norman Hudson OBE, heritage consultant; Lucinda Lambton, writer and broadcaster; Jeremy Musson, architectural writer; and Simon Foster, consultant to Channel 4’s Country House Rescue. The sponsors were Smith & Williamson, Spear’s magazine, the Whetstone Group, Peel Heritage and Signpost hotel guide.
David Horton Fawkes, Estates Director at Holkham Hall said “We are absolutely delighted to have won a 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Award. Winning one of these awards is testament to the high standards and commitment to excellence we offer our visitors to ensure they have the best possible experience. Receiving this award is a wonderful acknowledgment and recognition that Holkham is one of the best heritage attractions in the UK”.
Loyd Grossman congratulated Holkham on their award, commenting “visiting children and adults of all ages, including the local community, have been given so many new opportunities to discover new ways to enjoy the landscape, park, architecture and collections.”
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