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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:30

The Eden Project in Cornwall has been nominated in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category at the 2014 British Travel Awards after winning the award for a record-breaking third time in a row last year.

The prestigious awards, known as the Oscars of the travel industry, are the biggest of their kind and are voted for by the public.

The Eden Project is one of four attractions to be shortlisted by a panel of industry professionals and it is up to the public to decide the winner.

People have until September 30 to vote for the Best UK Leisure Attraction and other categories. All voters will be entered into a draw to win a variety of prizes. To vote, go to: http://britishtravelawards.com/vote_form.php

Rita Broe, Eden Project’s Strategic Marketing Director, said: “We are incredibly pleased to be nominated for the Best UK Leisure Attraction again this year, having won for the past three years.

“It is an honour to see that the British public love Cornwall and Eden as well as the range of events we put on year-round, from this summer’s Dinosaurs Unleashed programme, to our Harvest food festival, ice skating and our stand-out summer concerts.”

The British Travel Awards have been running since 2008 and cover more than 75 categories including destinations, accommodation and customer care. Last year’s awards, in which Eden won, were voted for by more than 120,000 UK households.

The other nominees in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category are LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, The Scotch Whiskey Experience and Titanic Belfast.

Cornwall is well represented at the awards, as the Duchy is up for the Best UK Holiday Destination award and Bude has been nominated for the Best UK Coastal Resort.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Battersea Evolution in London on November 26.