Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Best of British

THESE were some of the UK winners in the 2014 British Travel Awards, as decided by the votes of readers of national and regional newspapers in the Trinity Mirror group …

Best holiday county destination

1 Cornwall

2 Northumberland - at
 right, is Kielder Castle which was built in 1775 as a hunting lodge and country retreat for the Dukes of Northumberland and is now a visitor centre for Kielder Forest.

3 Devon

Best leisure attraction

1 Eden Project, Cornwall

2 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Berkshire

3 The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Best heritage attraction

1 Edinburgh Castle

2 National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall

3 Giant's Causeway, Ulster

Best coastal resort

1 Bournemouth

2 Tenby - left is St Catherine's Fort which is just offshore from Tenby Castle. Built on St Catherine's Island with work beginning in 1867 and completing in 1870 but the guns and shields were not installed until 1886. Decommissioned in 1907 and then sold and converted it into a private house. During World War II the fort was compulsory purchased and an anti-aircraft battery was built in front of the fort. After the war the fort was again decommissioned and sold back into private hands and opened in 1968 as a zoo, when the zoo relocated a decade later it was left empty - however work is ongoing to restore the fort and some of it is open to the public.

3 Bude

Best English Channel operator

1 P&O Ferries

2 Eurostar International

3 DFDS Seaways

Go Holiday news :

Picture Credit - From Top: "Kielder Castle - - 604115" by Oliver Dixon via Wikimedia Commons; "Eden Project" via Wikimedia Commons; "Giants Causeway 1b" via Wikimedia Commons; "St Catherine's Fort, Tenby. - - 1382620" by David Lewis via Wikimedia Commons;

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