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The Lost Gardens of Heligan Wins Prestigious British Travel Award

December 4, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are victorious once again at the prestigious 2017 British Travel Awards for the second year in a row, by winning the award for the Best UK Leisure Attraction.The announcement was made on 29th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in East London and attended by more than a thousand travel industry professionals.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a 200 acre historic estate; situated on the stunning South coast of Cornwall and this year celebrate 25 years since first opening their gates to the public. They hold the accolade for housing the Finest Productive Gardens in Britain and are still to date, Europe’s Largest Garden Restoration.

“May I take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank each and every member of the public that voted us, the Best Leisure Attraction in the UK for the second year in a row. We are honoured to be presented with this prestigious award again and to be recognised for all our hard work by our loyal visitors. It is an incredible achievement not only for us but for Cornish tourism as a whole” George Elworthy- Managing Director at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: The Lost Gardens of Heligan is to be congratulated on winning the Best UK Leisure Attraction. The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer voted awards programme in the world and this year 722,473 votes were cast by the travelling public to determine the winners and to win is truly an accolade and a badge of excellence.

It wasn’t just a great night for the Lost Gardens of Heligan but for Cornwall as a whole! Visit Cornwall secured the award for Best UK Holiday Destination. Malcolm Bell, chief executive of Visit Cornwall comments, “last night was an amazing evening for Cornwall and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work from across the tourism industry. With Cornwall retaining its crown as the Best UK Holiday Destination for a record-breaking ninth time, Lost Gardens of Heligan winning the Best UK Leisure attraction and Bude winning silver for Best Coastal Town, Cornwall did exceptionally well and everyone should be thrilled with these achievements.”

The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, verified by leading global business practitioners – Deloitte. The BTAs are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling consumer.

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