Gothic castle Strawberry Hill was one of two London landmarks to win the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage in the Europa Nostra Awards this year.

The famous former residence of Horace Walpole shares its winning status with Kings Cross Station.

The prize, which celebrates achievements in preserving Europe’s cultural heritage, was awarded to Strawberry Hill in recognition of a conservation project started in 2007 which restored neglected features of the iconic building, which dates back to 1747.

Mary Honeyball, London MEP and Labour’s spokesman for culture and education said: “The prestigious Europa Nostra prize is an important award celebrating culture, architecture and great historical landmarks across Europe.

“It recognises the important contribution places such as Kings Cross Station and Strawberry Hill make to citizens lives.”