About Us

6 July 2017

Help Edinburgh Castle win Title of Best UK Heritage Attraction

Voting has opened for the 2017 British Travel Awards (BTA) and Edinburgh Castle is in the running for an award in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category.

Edinburgh Castle with the cityscape underneath
<p><b>Story title by winner's name</b></p> <br> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Nisi porta lorem mollis aliquam ut porttitor leo a. Pharetra diam sit amet nisl suscipit adipiscing bibendum est ultricies. Tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac. Velit sed ullamcorper morbi tincidunt ornare massa eget egestas purus. Ultrices tincidunt arcu non sodales. Urna cursus eget nunc scelerisque viverra mauris in aliquam sem. Enim lobortis scelerisque fermentum dui faucibus in. Amet volutpat consequat mauris nunc congue nisi vitae suscipit tellus. Fames ac turpis egestas maecenas pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo. Id eu nisl nunc mi ipsum. <b> Turpis egestas sed tempus urna et. Semper viverra nam libero justo laoreet. Turpis egestas pretium aenean pharetra magna ac placerat. Tortor vitae purus faucibus ornare suspendisse sed nisi lacus. Ultricies mi eget mauris pharetra et ultrices neque. Bibendum arcu vitae elementum curabitur vitae nunc. Orci nulla pellentesque dignissim enim sit amet. Sodales ut eu sem integer vitae justo eget. Tellus cras adipiscing enim eu. Tincidunt arcu non sodales neque sodales. Neque convallis a cras semper. Nunc sed id semper risus in hendrerit gravida rutrum. <b> Dui accumsan sit amet nulla facilisi morbi tempus iaculis. Nulla malesuada pellentesque elit eget gravida cum sociis. Nulla facilisi morbi tempus iaculis urna. Sed felis eget velit aliquet sagittis id consectetur purus. Ultricies integer quis auctor elit sed vulputate mi sit. Feugiat nibh sed pulvinar proin. Nunc non blandit massa enim nec dui. Aliquet eget sit amet tellus cras adipiscing. Vel turpis nunc eget lorem dolor sed viverra ipsum nunc. Pharetra magna ac placerat vestibulum lectus mauris. Gravida in fermentum et sollicitudin ac orci phasellus. Et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Sit amet nisl purus in mollis nunc sed id. <b> Sapien eget mi proin sed libero. Diam phasellus vestibulum lorem sed risus ultricies. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo vel orci. Amet commodo nulla facilisi nullam vehicula. In dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Urna porttitor rhoncus dolor purus non enim praesent elementum facilisis. Odio euismod lacinia at quis risus sed vulputate. Nec ullamcorper sit amet risus nullam eget felis eget nunc. Odio tempor orci dapibus ultrices in iaculis. Diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi ipsum faucibus. Rhoncus dolor purus non enim praesent elementum facilisis. Aliquam vestibulum morbi blandit cursus risus at ultrices mi. <b> Metus vulputate eu scelerisque felis imperdiet proin. Tristique magna sit amet purus gravida quis blandit turpis cursus. Pellentesque adipiscing commodo elit at. Arcu risus quis varius quam quisque id diam vel. Viverra nam libero justo laoreet sit amet cursus. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Integer feugiat scelerisque varius morbi enim. Pulvinar proin gravida hendrerit lectus. Duis tristique sollicitudin nibh sit amet. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et. Facilisi morbi tempus iaculis urna id volutpat. Augue lacus viverra vitae congue eu consequat ac. Ut morbi tincidunt augue interdum velit euismod in. Proin fermentum leo vel orci porta. Fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse. Non odio euismod lacinia at quis risus sed vulputate. Tempus iaculis urna id volutpat lacus laoreet non curabitur gravida. Eget duis at tellus at urna condimentum.

Voting has opened for the 2017 British Travel Awards (BTA) and Edinburgh Castle is in the running for an award in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category.

Edinburgh Castle is number one paid-for visitor attraction in Scotland. Last year, 1.8 million visited; a 12% increase on the previous year and a new record for the site. The castle has been nominated for a BTA before and previously won four times in a row in, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Nick Finnigan, Edinburgh Castle's executive manager said:

“We are delighted to be nominated for a BTA and we’d be thrilled if we could win again.

"It was a huge honour for the castle to be voted the top UK Heritage Attraction in previous years and we are hoping the public will support us again so we can bring the trophy back to the castle.

"If we were to win, this award would build on a fantastic year for the castle; we have experienced another record-breaking season, with more people coming through the castle gates this year than ever before.”

Once your vote has been placed, you are entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a £2,000 holiday voucher.

The deadline to cast votes is 30 September 2017 and voting is open to UK residents and non-UK residents who still retain a UK postcode. 

The BTAs are the largest and most influential poll of consumer opinion on the performance of leisure travel and tourism providers.

Since 2008 BTA have been registering public opinion and rewarding companies considered by customers as the best at their business. Last year an incredible 1,332,516 votes and opinions were cast between 4 July and 30 September 2016.

More information about Edinburgh Castle

More information about the BTAs

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA), a year that will celebrate Scotland’s people, our distinct culture and traditions, our historic landscapes, attractions and icons as well as our hidden gems and amazing stories. From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends, 2017 is the year to explore Scotland’s fascinating past. This is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland and a variety of partners.

Get involved on Twitter with #HHA2017

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 logo

Follow Historic Environment Scotland

Twitter: @HistEnvScot | @welovehistory 

Facebook: @HistoricEnvScotland @VisitHistoricScotland

Blog
Instagram
LinkedIn

For further information

Miriam Morris 
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
Direct Line: 0131 668 8097
Mobile: 07813 357 722
miriam.morris@hes.scot

Share