Edinburgh Castle has been named the UK’s Best Heritage Attraction for the fourth year in a row at the 2014 British Travel Awards (BTAs).
More than one million people voted in the BTAs, the largest consumer voted awards in the UK.
The award follows a record summer for the castle, which is Scotland’s number one paid for attraction with more people visiting than ever before.
Commenting on the Award, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said:
“With its dramatic setting, centuries of colourful history and panoramic cityscape views over the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Castle continues to enthral visitors from around the world.
“To be named the winner of this prestigious award for the fourth year running reflects the enduring appeal of this iconic Scottish landmark, which plays a key role in promoting Scotland to visitors both at home and overseas.”
Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager at Edinburgh Castle, said:
“It is a wonderful accolade for Edinburgh Castle to have been named the winner of this prestigious award for the fourth year in a row.
“This continued accolade is made doubly special as the winner is voted for by the public and our visitors and we’d like to thank them for their support.”
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