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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 14:45

The Eden Project is bidding to be named Best UK Leisure Attraction at the British Travel Awards for an unprecedented fifth time running.

Eden, whose big summer event is Dinosaur Uproar (see attached picture), has been nominated alongside Longleat Safari Park, The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, The Scotch Whisky Experience, The South West Coast Path National Trail and Tower Bridge Exhibition in the 2015 awards.

The winners will be determined by a public vote, which is open until September 30. The results are due to be announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on November 25. Votes can be cast at www.britishtravelawards.com.

Peter Stewart, Executive Director of the Eden Project, said: “Great news that Eden is once again a nominated finalist for the Best UK Leisure Attraction award. This is an honour in itself. Last year we broke the record by winning it for the fourth time in a row. We are up against some amazing competition but we hope the public will get behind us again this year to give us a chance of making it five.”

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “The British Travel Awards are the largest consumer voted programme in the UK. Last year more than 1.25 million votes were cast to determine the winners and to receive a BTA is a true accolade, with the awards being recognised by the travelling public as the benchmark for excellence.

“Good luck to the Eden Project - they must urge all their happy customers to cast their votes by September 30.”

Cornwall is well represented at the British Travel Awards with the county being nominated for the Best UK Holiday County or Destination. Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum Cornwall is competing in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category and the north Cornwall town of Bude has been nominated as Best UK Coastal Resort.

The British Travel Awards have been running since 2008 and cover more than 75 categories including destinations, accommodation and customer care. The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, with the votes verified by leading global accountancy practitioners Deloitte.

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To vote for the Eden Project, see http://britishtravelawards.com/btaform.php?nomLink=128 or, for more information, see www.edenproject.com.

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