July 28, 2015 7.55 am This story is over 77 months old

Last chance to vote for Lincoln Castle as nation’s Best Heritage Project

Last chance: There are just two days left for people to vote for Lincoln Castle at the National Lottery Awards.

There are just two more days for people to get their votes in and ensure Lincoln Castle beats off competition at the National Lottery Awards.

The annual awards aim to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, celebrating the difference they have made to people, places and communities across the UK.

Lincoln Castle is competing against six others in a public vote for the title of Best Heritage Project.

Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 29 and the winners of the awards will be announced in August.

Register your support online or by calling 0844 836 9672 (charges apply).

The winning project will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC One TV show in late September and a £2,000 cash prize.

Lincoln Castle recently reopened its gates after a £22 million restoration, revealing 1,000 years of history to visitors.

New aspects of the attraction include a vault for the city’s 1215 copy of the Magna Carta, a complete wall walk and the opening of the refurbished Victorian prison, which had been closed to the public for decades.

After just a few months, and a series of ongoing events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the castle welcomed its 100,000th visitor.

Cllr Nick Worth, Executive Member for Culture and Heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Lincoln Castle Revealed has transformed the site into a world-class tourist attraction.

“And it’s made a flying start since re-opening in April, with more than 100,000 visitors through the gates so far.

“The project was only made possible thanks to the hard work of literally hundreds of people, and I think we would be a worthy winner of the Best Heritage Project award.

“However, we can only get there with your backing. Every vote counts, so we’d really appreciate your support!”

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