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The Prestigious UK Heritage Awards 2020


Grocers Hall, Princes St, London

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We have been closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in the run up to the UK Heritage Awards 2020. In light of the recent developments we have taken the decision to postpone the event, which was due to take place on Monday 23rd March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our decision, however we are sure you will appreciate that the continued health and well-being of our partners, guests, staff and the wider public, must take priority when we are faced with decisions such as these.

We are aware of the amount of effort that goes into submitting an entry and also of how much the event is appreciated and enjoyed by all who attend. We plan to hold it later in the year, when hopefully the current situation has been brought under control. 

We intend holding it at the same venue – Grocers’ Halls in London. We are liaising with them to find a suitable date and will let you know in the next couple of days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the UK Heritage Awards?

The highly coveted UK Heritage Awards recognise the very best historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites in the UK, as well as the finest places to stay.

Celebrating the very best of UK Heritage, shortlisted venues from top to toe of the UK come together at Grocers’ Hall to mark the occasion.

The UK Heritage Awards are hosted by Visit Heritage, one of the UK’s leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing companies; Visit Heritage publishes Hudson’s heritage guide and the UK’s longest-running independent hotel guide, Signpost.

The winners of the UK Heritage Awards 2019 were crowned across twelve categories, plus Individual Award for Contribution to Heritage, which were adjudicated by a panel of judges formed of leading figures and experts on UK Heritage.

The Judging Panel

Norman Hudson

Norman Hudson OBE

Chairman, Country Houses Foundation and consultant to the Heritage Sector
Annie Reilly

Annie Reilly

Manager at Heritage Open Days for the National Trust
Lizzie Glithero-West

Lizzie Glithero-West

Chief Executive, The Heritage Alliance
Jeremy Musson

Jeremy Musson

Architectural historian and consultant
Gary Swarbrooke

Gary Swarbrooke

Director of Visit Heritage Ltd
Paul Bridle

Paul Bridle

CEO, Excellence Squared Group Ltd

The Shortlist

  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Accessing Aidan Project
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Askham Hall
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Beeston Castle & Prehistoric Roundhouse
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Birdoswald Roman Fort
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Bletchley Park
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Broughton Hall
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Castle Howard
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 “Our House” - Eltham Palace
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 English Heritage- Speaking with Shadows Podcast
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Goodwood
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Larchfield Estate
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Levens Kitchen
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Menai Bridge Community Heritage Trust
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Les Murs Sont Témoins / These Walls Bear Witness at Portchester Castle.
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Rangers House
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Thirlestane Castle
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Victoria Baths
  • swoosh uk awards gold-01 Winchester Cathedral

The Categories

  • Best Family Day Out
  • Great Place to Eat
  • Wonderful Place to Stay
  • Most Improved Heritage Development
  • Hidden Gem
  • Best Wedding Venue
  • Outstanding Customer Experience
  • Best Festival, Event or Exhibition
  • Contribution to Heritage
  • Best Corporate Experience
  • Must Visit
  • Best Loos


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