Northumberland castle in running for heritage award

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

A north Northumberland landmark is in the running for a top heritage award.

The shortlist for the 2017 Hudson’s Heritage Awards has been announced and Bamburgh Castle is one of four locations up for the Best Accommodation, alongside Weston Park and Combermere Abbey, both in Shropshire, and Dylan Thomas’ Birthplace in Swansea.

The Hudson’s Heritage Awards celebrate the high-quality experiences enjoyed by visitors to a wide range of heritage attractions.

Established in 2011, the awards are an independent scheme, judged by an expert panel which is chaired by Norman Hudson OBE, the founder of the Hudson’s Historic Houses and Gardens annual guidebook.

The winners will be announced at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on March 14, 2017.

Sarah Greenwood, publisher of Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens, has congratulated all those on this year’s shortlist.

“At Hudson’s, we want to recognise the best experience visitors can have at heritage attractions in the UK and we are delighted to have such a high calibre of finalists for this year’s Hudson’s Heritage Awards,” she aid.

“We are not just talking about beautiful places but about giving visitors exactly what they want, whether it’s a day out, a great cup of coffee or an unforgettable place to stay.”

In June this year, we reported that the Castle’s Neville Tower had been launched to the tourism market after a renovation.