WINNER: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
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
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.
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.