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According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, visitor numbers to the UK’s most popular attractions have increased and many attractions include heritage buildings.

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) released the visitor figures for its members for the year of 2022 as part of both English Tourism Week and Scottish Tourism Month. The total number of visits to ALVA sites in 2022 was 123.4million, an increase on the previous year.

The results show that indoor sites enjoyed the biggest increase, while Windsor Great Park continued to be the most visited attraction in the UK. London had the strongest year on year increase, followed by Scotland and then Norther Ireland, the region outside of London in England with the biggest growth was the North West.

In England, the most visited indoor attraction and second most visited attraction overall was the Natural History Museum in London. The British Museum, the Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, National Gallery and Tower of London were the most popular attractions in England. While in Scotland, the highest attraction continued to be the National Museum of Scotland, followed by Edinburgh Castle. The Titanic Belfast was the most visited attraction for Northern Ireland.

Museums and Galleries reported a surge in visits compared to 2021, while visits to Heritage and Cathedrals increased by 55%.




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