Northumberland castle commended in national awards

Neville Tower, part of Bamburgh Castle, is now available as a holiday property. Picture by Tracey Bloxham
Neville Tower, part of Bamburgh Castle, is now available as a holiday property. Picture by Tracey Bloxham

Bamburgh Castle was highly commended at a heritage awards ceremony yesterday.

The winners of the prestigious 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards were revealed yesterday and Bamburgh Castle was highly commended in the Best Accommodation category, won by Combermere Abbey, in Shropshire.

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, CBE, chairman of VisitEngland, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

Established in 2011, the awards are an independently-judged annual national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.

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.”