Time is running out for members of the public to have their say and vote for their favorite heritage attraction in this year’s British Travel Awards (BTAs) before public voting closes on Wednesday 30th September.
Two of Historic Scotland’s popular visitor attractions – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are up against each other to be named Best UK Heritage Attraction in the largest consumer voted awards scheme in the UK.
Edinburgh Castle, which has held the title for four years in a row, and Stirling Castle are the only two Scottish sites to feature in the shortlist for the prestigious accolade. The iconic attractions are up against other nominees in the category, including the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
With voting due to close in just over two weeks’ time, on 30th September 2015, people are being encouraged to cast their vote on the BTAs website.
In a new first for the 2015 BTAs, visitors who live out with the UK can now have their say as well and vote for their favourite attraction to win.
Historic Scotland’s Director of Commercial and Tourism, Stephen Duncan, said: “It’s a real privilege, for a second year, to have two of Scotland’s most iconic heritage attractions nominated and reach the voting stages of this awards initiative. With voting due to close in the coming weeks, I’d like to encourage those who have visited these sites, both recently and in the past, to champion their favourite and cast their vote for the Best UK Heritage Attraction 2015.”
To vote for Edinburgh or Stirling Castle to win the Best UK Heritage Attraction Award at the 2015 British Travel Awards, visit www.britishtravelawards.com
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, held in London, on the 25th of November.