We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category of the 2014 British Travel Awards, the largest consumer-voted awards programme in the UK.
However we know first-hand that the competition will be stiff as the award has been won the last few years by our sister attraction, Edinburgh Castle! Others nominated are Arundel Castle in West Sussex, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall.
The winner is voted for by the public and voting is now open until 30 September. Over a million votes were cast for last year’s awards, and the winners of the 2014 British Travel Awards will be announced at a ceremony on 26 November in London.
Liz Grant, Commercial Business Manager at Stirling Castle said: “I am delighted that Stirling Castle has been nominated for this prestigious award. An iconic site which has played a key role in Scotland’s history, it captivates visitors from around the world with its fascinating history and rich programme of events, exhibitions and historical re-enactments. I hope that visitors who’ve enjoyed their experience at Stirling Castle will get behind it and cast their votes.”
BTA’s chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Stirling Castle is to be congratulated on reaching the voting stage of the prestigious British Travel Awards, the largest consumer voted awards programme in the UK. The BTAs winning accolade is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business of travel for the UK consumer.
“There are more companies in the competition than ever before, and some great vote-incentive prizes for consumers. We will be promoting the voting period to over seven million potential voters via our media partnerships and direct email campaigns to previous voters and this year we are expecting a record number of votes, so good luck Stirling Castle.”
To vote (UK residents only) for Stirling Castle to win the Best UK Heritage Attraction Award at the 2014 British Travel Awards visit www.britishtravelawards.com