Recap: Hever Castle’s Awards 2018

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best castle in the south east

It has been a great year for Hever Castle when it comes to winning awards. As well as being finalists in the Times of Tunbridge Wells Business Awards, KEIBA Awards and Group Travel Awards, Hever Castle won the award for the ‘most fun family day out’ at the annual SO Lifestyle Awards 2018 and bronze at the Beautiful South awards; making it the “best Castle in the south east.”

WINNER AT SO LIFESTYLE AWARDS
Hever Castle & Gardens won the award for the ‘most fun family day out’ at the annual SO Lifestyle Awards 2018. Over 20,000 votes were cast so we feel incredibly honoured to have won this local award.

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AWARD FOR HEVER CASTLE
Staff at Hever Castle are celebrating after scooping bronze at the Beautiful South awards; making it the “best Castle in the south east.”

The historic attraction received a bronze award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category with Fishers Adventure Farm in West Sussex gaining silver and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth being awarded gold.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire, British Airways i360 in Brighton and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire were highly commended in the same category.

Seventy four businesses received trophies at the black tie event at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on Wednesday 5 December.

FINALIST AT THE TIMES OF TUNBRIDGE WELLS AWARD
We were shortlisted as a finalist in the Times of Tunbridge Wells Business Awards 2018 in the Best Business 25+ category.

FINALIST AT THE KEIBA AWARDS
The KEiBA Awards are “staged and produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council to recognise and reward excellence in businesses in Kent and Medway.” Hever Castle & Gardens was named a finalist in the 2018 ‘Tourism & Leisure Business of the year.’

Other finalists included Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park and Biddenden Vineyards.

The category was judged by Mark Anderson, Head of Marketing at Southeastern rail.

FINALIST AT THE GROUP TRAVEL AWARDS
Hever Castle & Gardens was recently named a finalist in the ‘Best Historic House or Garden for Groups’ category at The 2018 Group Travel Awards.

At the awards ceremony on Friday 1 June, we were pipped to the post by winner Blenheim Palace and runner up Hampton Court Palace. However, we were truly overjoyed that readers of GTO magazine voted for Hever Castle as a top place for groups to visit.

The Group Travel Awards are a highlight of the group travel industry’s year and an acknowledgement of the importance of group travel to tourism.

Discover more about Hever Castle’s awards here

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