Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Treasure Houses Win at Hudson's Heritage Awards 2014 - WINNER: Chatsworth House for BEST HERITAGE PICNIC SPOT

WINNER:  Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

Chatsworth House

For the first time in 2014 the winner of this award was nominated by a member of the general public. It is an award for a heritage site which is a special place to have a picnic.  This place for a picnic was nominated by Mrs Olwen Wright, who wins a Hudson’s hamper for 6.

This is an extract from her nomination….

“As we entered the parkland and got our first view of the House and its surrounds, our grandchildren, aged 9 and 14, who would never usually comment, both said “Wow!”
There is something for everybody, whatever their age or inclination on the Estate. So many beautiful designated picnic areas, and even a hut to buy picnic food if you decide on the spur of the moment! Nothing here is forgotten and it adds up to a memorable day.”

2014 Hudson's Heritage Award Winners

About Hudson's Awards

The Treasure Houses Of England

The Treasure Houses of England are 10 of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today. Together they attract in excess of 2.8 million visitors annually.

Members are Beaulieu, Blenheim Palace, Burghley, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Harewood, Hatfield House, Holkham Hall, Leeds Castle and Woburn Abbey.

One of the most compelling features of the Treasure Houses of England is that they all offer the visitor a living history. Most are still homes to the great families who have owned them for generations. Others keep their heritage alive by re-creating scenes and events that have dominated and shaped England from the 9th century to the present day.

Between them they house some of the most important art collections in the world with famous works from artists such as Van Dyck and Gainsborough. The connoisseur of fine furniture, porcelain and china will find priceless examples of Chippendale, Wedgwood and Meissen.

Each house is an architectural masterpiece surrounded by beautiful parklands and gardens.

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