14 July 2014
Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle have been shortlisted for the 2014 Best UK Heritage Attraction Award. ...
Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle have been shortlisted for the 2014 Best UK Heritage Attraction Award.
The two castles, which are the only Scottish attractions to make the shortlist, have been placed alongside Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, the Maritime Museum in Cornwall and Arundel Castle in West Sussex in the British Travel Awards.
The awards are the largest consumer voted awards programme in the UK, and voting runs until 30 September 2014.
Over a million votes were cast for the awards last year, with Edinburgh Castle (left) being voted top attraction for the third year in a row. The winners of the 2014 British Travel Awards will be announced at a ceremony on 26 November in London.
Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism at Historic Scotland said: 'I am delighted that both Stirling and Edinburgh Castles have been nominated for this prestigious award. Iconic sites which have both played key roles in Scotland’s history, it has been a great year for both castles.
'Stirling Castle continues to bring history to life for visitors, with a varied and interesting programme of events and historical re-enactments, while in 2013 Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s biggest paid-for visitor attraction, welcomed over 1.4 million visitors for the first time in its history.'
HOW TO VOTE IN THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS
To place your vote for Best UK heritage attraction in the British Travel Awards, visit the awards website.
Images: Flag copyright Endrick Shellycoat; Edinburgh Castle copyright Klaus Hermsen; Stirling Castle copyright C Finlay McWalter.