A Registered Charity

Click for more information

click for more info
SCA SUPPORTERS
The Scottish Castles Association
Preserving the Past for the Future

Edinburgh Castle voted top UK tourist attraction


Edinburgh Castle - top tourist attraction

Edinburgh Castle - top tourist attraction

Edinburgh Castle has been voted the leading UK attraction for the second consecutive year.

This year has been another eventful period in the castle's history with the arrival of the Olympic torch and the spectacular lighting of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee beacon against the dramatic backdrop of the castle.

The famous landmark, a hit with tourists to the capital, won top UK heritage attraction at the British Travel Awards in London.

"Edinburgh Castle has a key role to play in Scotland's tourist industry, which is a vital part of our economy"

Fiona Hyslop, Culture and External Affairs Secretary, said: "Edinburgh Castle has a key role to play in Scotland's tourist industry, which is a vital part of our economy.

"Not only is it a pivotal part of our history and heritage but it also hosts spectacular events from the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo and summer concerts to the fantastic fireworks at the end of the Edinburgh International Festival and at Hogmanay to herald the new year."

Nick Finnigan, Edinburgh Castle's executive manager, was presented with the gold award.

Edinburgh Castle


Date posted: 04 Nov 2012Last updated: 05 Dec 2014


 Members' comments

? You are not currently logged in. Log in using the form below.Comment rules

Would you like to add comments to this site?

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment. If you are registered please login below and you, when logged in, will be able to post comments.


Links: [ Register here ] - [ Lost password? ] - [ Lost username? ]

denotes a required field
Username:     Password:
Enter verification code into box provided:
Comments found: (0)

Presently, there are no comments posted for this record!


back to top Back to top