Help Gladstone's Library win the National Trust's Special Places competition!

Help Gladstone's Library win the National Trust's Special Places competition!

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For the past eight weeks, the public have been voting in their thousands for their most Special Place in Wales as part of the National Trust’s annual competition.

Won by Penarth Pier in 2014, this year the competition had five categories which allowed people to vote for a diverse selection of Welsh attractions. Gladstone’s Library was listed in the Historic Buildings category, championed by TV personality and weather presenter, Siân Lloyd.

Now, with the votes in and counted, we are overjoyed to reveal that Gladstone’s Library has won the Historic Buildings category and has been shortlisted for the overall title of Wales’ most Special Place. The announcement was made at the Royal Welsh Show in Powys on Tuesday.

Other category winners are Rhossili (Glorious Coast), Snowdonia (Wild Open Spaces), Dolaucothi Gold Mines (Quirky or Urban) and Dyffryn Gardens (Parks and Gardens), so we have some very stiff competition.

And that’s why we need your help to win!

Voting takes under a minute and can almost definitely be counted as your good deed for the day!

To vote for Gladstone’s Library to be crowned Wales’ most Special Place 2015, please click here and put a tick against the Library from the list of five.

You can also Tweet ‘Gladstone’s Library’ to @NTWales using the hashtag #SpecialPlaces or vote in person by filling in a voting slip and posting it in our Ballot Box on Reception.

Voting closes on 4th August and the winner will be announced on 7th August.

The winning location will receive a Special Places plaque, a cash prize, a community celebration and help from the National Trust and their partners to celebrate and promote it to the wider world.

To win would be absolutely invaluable to us. We want as many people as possible to share in this beautiful place that is William Gladstone’s legacy to us all, his living heritage; so please vote, tell your friends to vote, and tell them to tell their friends to vote too.

Thank you from all the Gladstone’s Library team!